Midsouth Socials and Meetups

Midsouth socials and meetups are a great way to form community in our region. Most are free and open to members and nonmembers alike.

Are you a Midsouth Social Director who needs to add your local event to the calendar? If so, CLICK HERE!

Meetups

May

4 – Lexington, KY Area Gathering

Time: 3:00 - 4:30 PM EDT

Location: Beaumont Branch of Lexington Public Library

3080 Fieldstone Way, Lexington, KY 40513

Cost: FREE

For more information, contact Nell Campbell: nellktcampbell@gmail.com


18 – Memphis Meet-Up in May 

Bring your current work in progress and a book or two that you consider great mentor texts. Bring it all to the back room where Novel hosts special events. We are going to play game that will hopefully help you think flexibly while having fun. Don't worry we will still have time to chat, critique, and share Mid-South and global writing resources. Plus, we will leave a little time for food and/or drink at Libro (the restaurant in the bookstore)! 

Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm CDT 

Location: Novel Bookstore 

387 Perkins Extended Rd. Memphis, TN 38117

Cost: FREE but you can bring money if you choose to buy a snack or meal at Libro - or, of course, to buy a book! 

For more information, contact Amy Murrell: amymurrell@gmail.com


June

1 – Louisville Area Writers and Illustrators Meetup

We'll have a short discussion on narrative distance, so bring the first line of one of your projects with you. We'll also save time for a few short critiques of 2-3 pages of current work. (I find it helpful to print off about 10 hard copies to share if you would like feedback, but it is not required.) 

Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST 

Location: Carmichael's Bookstore

2720 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY

Cost: FREE 

Please RSVP (yes, no or maybe) to Amy Beaman: amy@amybeaman.com by May 31 so that we can prepare the space for our group.


6 – Midsouth Regionwide Zoom

Meet the new Midsouth Illustrator Coordinator and Social Directors, and find out about what's going on in the region this summer!

Time: 7:00 PM CDT / 8 PM EDT

Location: Online

Cost: FREE

More information and link coming in the newsletter


12 – Nashville Area Critique Meetup

Join us at the Bellevue Library for critique and comradery. Bring a current WIP to share for critique.

Time: 6:00 - 7:30pm Central

Location: Bellevue Public Library conference room

720 Baugh Road, Nashville, TN 37221

Cost: FREE

For more information, contact Rachel Tawil Kenyon: rachel@happywithabook.com


20 – Northeast Tennessee Social

Online social for writers and illustrators in the Northeast Tennessee area to connect and collaborate.

Time: 6 p.m. Eastern

Location: Online

Cost: FREE

For more information, contact Gretchen Sherrill: ggsherrill@gmail.com


22 – Lexington, KY Area Gathering

Time: 10:30 am - 12 pm EDT

Location: Tates Creek Branch of Lexington Public Library

3628 Walden Drive, Lexington, KY 40517

Cost: FREE

For more information, contact Nell Campbell: nellktcampbell@gmail.com


July

13 – Remote Social Meetup

Virtual meetup for Midsouthers who live too far to drive to an in-person social.

Time: 1:00 PM CDT

Location: Online

Cost: FREE

For more information, contact Jennifer Lynn Alvarez: jenniferdiaries@gmail.com 


August

1 – Nashville South-Side Area Critique Meet-Up

Join us for critique and comradery. Bring a current WIP for critique.

Time: 6:00 - 7:30pm Central

Location: Franklin Public Library - Meeting Room

1314 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064

Cost: FREE

For more information, contact Rachel Tawil Kenyon: rachel@happywithabook.com

Midsouth Regional Social Directors

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Hope Bissell

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Danielle Y. C. McClean

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Nell Campbell

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Kiri van Haaren

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Amy Beaman

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Shannon Stocker

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Amy Murrell

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Rachel Tawil Kenyon

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Chloe Tubb

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Gretchen Sherrill

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Heather Mahlinger

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Jennifer Lynn Alvarez