Nashville Reads 2016 Finale

Photo of James McBrideMonday, May 9, 6:15 PM
Main Library, downtown

Join author James McBride for a presentation and book signing, including a special performance by the Rod McGaha Quartet. McBride is the author of this year’s Nashville Reads selection, The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother.

Presented in conjunction with Conversations @ NPL, which aims to stimulate public dialogue surrounding current issues that shape all facets of American history and culture.

Nashville Reads is a partnership among Nashville Public Library, Nashville Public Library Foundation, Mayor’s Office, Parnassus Books, Humanities Tennessee, and BookPage. 

Select Events Around Town

Book Discussion at Pinewood Social

Free and open discussion with local author and teaching artist F. Lynne Bachleda.
Tuesday, March 22, 6 - 7:30 PM
Pinewood Social, 33 Peabody Street

Book Discussion at Bongo Java

Free and open discussion.
Thursday, March 24, 6 PM
Bongo Java, 2007 Belmont Boulevard

Jazz on the Move at the Frist Center

Jazz on the Move is produced by the Nashville Jazz Workshop in collaboration with the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. Each installment features a lecture and performance highlighting a major figure or period in jazz history.
Sunday, April 17, 3 PM
Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway

FiftyForward Book Discussion

Mary Claire Bradshaw facilitates the discussion at FiftyForward. FiftyForward provides enrichment opportunities for adults 50 and older to remain engaged in living their lives to the fullest.
Tuesday, April 26, 10 AM
FiftyForward Knowles, 174 Rains Avenue

Porch Photo/Essay Contest Awards Celebration

Join The Porch Writers’ Collective in celebrating the winners of the 2016 Nashville Reads writing contest at Parnassus Books. Award recipients and honorable mentions will be invited to read their submissions. Light food and beverage provided.
Sunday, May 1, 2 PM
Parnassus Books, 3900 Hillsboro Pike

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