Creative Spaces with Walnut Street Publishing 03/10/23
My name is Caroline, and I am the newest member of Walnut Street Publishing.
Recently, I had the pleasure of working with Aaron Quinn, (some may know him as the Musing Hobbit), to put together Walnut Street Publishing’s first “Creative Spaces.” We wanted Creative Spaces to be a place for local creatives to convene, brainstorm, and create together! What began as an idea quickly became reality, and today we found ourselves sitting with a new group of friends, discussing literary themes in a coffee shop overlooking the Walnut Street Bridge. We plan to host these meetings bi-weekly and in a variety of fun locations- so keep an eye on our newsletter for the next invite!
While the meeting covered a variety of topics such as tarantulas, sharks, and the UTK body farm, we also discussed the symbolism and romanticism of cigarettes, the concept of being “written by a man” or “written by a woman,” and the personal themes behind our own writing. We heard poems from Court and Aurora, cousins by chance, friends by choice, who are creative writing students at the local university. Our own published author, R.W. Hague, made an appearance with her son Josiah (it’s his 4th birthday tomorrow!) We were also joined by Crow, a local creator who frequents poetry night at Wanderlinger Brewing Co. We even had a member of our discord join virtually from Grand Rapids, MI!
Needless to say, the first meeting was a success! We’re so happy with the response we’ve received, and in the future we’re hoping to access more inclusive spaces to accommodate as many veins of creativity as possible. We plan to incorporate live performances by musicians, dancers, artists, and much more! Lucky for us, Aaron and Emily have offered to host a “Creative Spaces” bonfire at their house on Friday April 21st. Bring your vices- paints, instruments, writing, song- or come to observe! Whether you’re looking to stretch your creative muscles, make new friends or maybe just eat a s’more, all are welcome to join.
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Until next time,
Walnut Street Publishing is a Chattanooga based independent publisher that specializes in amplifying stories from new and experienced authors and artists. We build a bridge for authors and artists to their audience around the world. We do this by creating avenues for talented individuals to publish their work. We believe in working together to help bring stories to life. We specialize in helping new authors find their voice and assist them in the publishing process while also being a solution to experienced authors who want a more personal publisher.