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Spring Author Series Includes Allende, Lamott, Strayed

Salon@615 hosts authors for free readings and book signings in Nashville

The Salon@615 author series has announced its spring event list, including Becca Stevens, Anne Lamott, Elizabeth Strout, Cheryl Strayed, Isabel Allende, and Augusten Burroughs.

The series is hosted by Humanities Tennessee, Parnassus Books, the Nashville Public Library, and the Nashville Public Library Foundation.Together, these partners nurture and celebrate the literary life of Nashville by presenting author talks and book signings to our community.

"We're delighted to continue our partnership with this series that has come to mean so much to the intellectual life of the community," said Serenity Gerbman, director of literature and language programs at Humanities Tennessee. "These upcoming events make some of the best writers in America accessible to the public at no charge." 

March events kick off on March 12 with Reverend Becca Stevens, author of "Snake Oil: The Art of Healing and Truthtelling." Stevens is an Episcopal priest serving as Chaplain at St Augustine's at Vanderbilt University, and founder of Magdalene & Thistle Farms, a community and social enterprise that stands with women recovering from violence, prostitution, addiction and life on the streets.

Additional upcoming events include: 

April 2: Anne Lamott will discuss her book about the first year of her grandson Jax's life, Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son.

April 18: Cheryl Strayed will discuss her memoir, Wild, which was selected for Oprah's Book Club 2.0.

May 3: Isabel Allende will discuss her latest novel, Maya's Notebook. She is the author of ten works of fiction, four memoirs, and three young adult novels.

May 7: Augusten Burroughs--the number one New York Times bestselling author of Running with Scissors--will discuss his latest book, This Is How: Surviving What You Think You Can't.

All events are free to the public. Those wishing to guarantee auditorium seating may register for tickets in advance via There is a $2.50 handling fee per ticket. 

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