Monday, October 6, 2014

Olney, Knapp and Womack featured at ‘Howlin’ After Dark’ Nov. 7

David Olney
Americana songwriting icon David Olney; recording artist/author Jennifer Knapp and singer/songwriter/author Tommy Womack will read works of poetry and prose on Friday, Nov. 7, 7-9 p.m., at Howlin’ Books.

Olney is known for lyrics that are dark, deep and soul-stirring—but even his die-hard fans may not realize he also has a penchant for writing poetry—sonnets in particular. 

At the event he will read creative works never before shared publicly. 

Jennifer Knapp
Knapp, a former Christian recording artist who came out, will read from her powerful new book, Facing the Music: My Story (Howard/Simon and Schuster).
Tommy Womack

Womack will read from his acclaimed book, Cheese Chronicles, a hilarious and soulful look at his love of music, and his time in the band Government Cheese.

Howlin’ After Dark: Emerging Voices series celebrates the Nashville literary scene, independent booksellers and the spoken word. It features published authors as well as emerging scribes who are participants of Merrill Farnsworth’s popular creative writing groups, The Writing Circle.

The theme of the evening is Into the Deep: Family Secrets, Going Underground and Pumpkin pie.

Attendees are welcome to BYOB or purchase refreshments at the in-store Frothy Monkey. Come early, as seating is limited. This event concludes the second year of the successful author series, which starts back up in February 2015.

More about Howlin’ After Dark
Howlin’ After Dark is free and open to the public. It is not an open mic night. The store will be open and attendees are encouraged to browse the new and pre-loved books and music. The series is presented by The Writing Circle founder Merrill Farnsworth; and Howlin’ Books owners Jessica Kimbrough and Gwil Owen. It 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, Bill DeMain (a.k.a., Sterling Huck), Phil Madiera, Joe Pagetta, River Jordan, Dave Carew, Jane Sevier, Bill Snyder, Tommy Womack and many more.

More about the Writing Circle
Merrill Farnsworth is a published author, poet, painter and therapist. She has written jingles for top national brands and lyrics for award-winning recording artists. In the Writing Circle, she invites the muse through unique creative writing exercises, prompts, music and contemplative practices. Each circle is comprised of four to six writers and has a different theme, including memoir, journaling, dream-writing and fiction. The circles meet twice a month. Learn more at

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