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NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Evinrudes front woman-turned-urban-minister Sherry Cothran will read aloud from Sunland: Prophets, Harlots, Witches and Warriors on Friday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m., at Howlin’ Books.
Cothran’s appearance kicks off the fall season of Howlin’ After Dark: Emerging Voices series, which celebrates the Nashville literary scene. The series is presented by founder Merrill Farnsworth and Howlin’ Booksowners Jessica Kimbrough and Gwil Owen.
“Golden Wings, Glorious Flights and Spectacular Meltdowns” is the theme of the evening. Cothran will be followed by a curated line-up of emerging writers who are participants of Farnsworth’s popular creative writing workshops.
They are: Rachael Beauregard one half of country duo Native Run; Contributor columnist and Crema barista extraordinaire Mark Lemley; and WNPT publicist and Jersey transplant Joe Pagetta.
The series is free and open to the public. It is not an open mic night. Attendees are welcome to BYOB or purchase refreshments at the in-store Frothy Monkey. The store will be open and attendees are encouraged to browse. The event runs 7-9 p.m.
More about Howlin’ After Dark
Howlin’ After Dark: Emerging Voices series is held first Fridays in the spring and fall at Howlin’ Books (inside Grimey’s Too) at 1702 8th Ave. South. Past readers include Ashley Cleveland, Tommy Womack, Phil Madiera, Bill DeMain (a.k.a., Sterling Huck), River Jordan and many more.
More about the September authors
Sherry Cothran is an award-winning singer/songwriter and musician, known for fronting the late ‘90s indie rock band, The Evinrudes.
Now a pastor in an urban Nashville church, she explores religion in modern culture at her blog. Her latest CD and book, Sunland: Prophets, Harlots, Witches and Warriors, tells the stories of the “untamed” women of the Old Testament.
Rachael Beauregard is one half of hot country duo Native Run, whose single, “Good on You,” just went to radio. The self-proclaimed “queen of fake it till you make it,” she’s a singer, actor, and outdated blogger who loves ranch dressing, and basically all sauces and dips. She will read be reading about her dysfunctional relationship with the music industry.
Joe Pagetta is a writer, essayist and public media publicist who believes getting your ass kicked—by life, love and occasionally other people—can be good for the soul. At least in retrospect. Pagetta will be reading about the occasional conflicts he encountered in the colorful neighborhood where he grew up, and his days as a young sports reporter in a newsroom on the cusp of change.
Mark Lemley is among Nashville’s top up-and-coming procrastinators. He has missed deadlines everywhere from West Texas to Southern California before settling in Tennessee.
When he can remain seated long enough to finish a sentence, he writes for The Contributor or for his own peace of mind. Lemley will be reading about wingless flights taken from rusty swing sets and the freedom only found in being fired.
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