All posts tagged: Tennessee

Where To…Nashville, Tennessee

April 20 / 18 Friday, Friday, Friday! We all live for the weekends. No more @ The Event…from this day forth it’s Where To. Different title, but same formula. We go from city to city, country to country to get find great events and things to do. From Texas to Tennessee. Nashville that is. Over the past weekend, I visited the capital of this beautiful state. You can find all kinds of great things to do in Music City! Credit source: Visit Music City What can you do for art, music, and other events in Nashville? Plenty. I wanted to really explore the city a lot more, but I wasn’t able to because we didn’t have more time, but I’ll return again sometime next year. One place that one on my agenda was The Parthenon.   THE PARTHENON Located at Centennial the Parthenon is a full-scale replica of the Parthenon. Here is a small description from their brochure: The city of Nashville first undertook the construction of a full-scale replica of the Parthenon for the 1897 Tennessee Centennial …

Wednz Scene: Bonnaroo 2018

January 10 / 18 One more thing…Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is happening this year at Manchester, Tennessee. Here is the line up for this year’s festival. Credit source: Bonnaroo    2018 Comedy & More To Be Announced! Tickets On Sale Friday at 10am ET For more information, please go to this website, http://www.bonnaroo.com. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed!       Image source: The Tennessean    

Wednz Scene: Literature Events & Conferences

April 5 / 17 Hey….Lots of things going on in the world of literature so let’s not waste time and see what’s going on….   SEWANEE WRITERS’ CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS IN POETRY, FICTION, AND PLAYWRITING JULY 18 – 30, 2017 THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH SEWANEE, TENNESSEE Accepting applications through April 17 Thanks to the generosity of the Walter E. Dakin Memorial Fund, supported by the estate of Tennessee Williams, every participant receives assistance covering two-thirds of the actual cost to attend. Additional funding is awarded to fellows and scholars. 931.598.1654 / swc@sewanee.edu sewaneewriters.org   FRESH WATER, FRESH VOICES JULY 20 – 23, 2017 / MARQUETTE, MI This unique conference features a blend of workshops, craft talks, and outdoor activities along beautiful Lake Superior. Be inspired by the one-of-a-kind landscape of the Upper Peninsula and learn how nature and place can invigorate your writing. Attend craft talks and workshops with Pam Houston, Diane Les Becquets, Frank X Walker, and other award-winning authors. Bike, hike, kayak, fly fish. Try paddleboard yoga. Relax on the beach. NMU.EDU/FRESHVOICES NORTHERN …

FRIDAY FRIGHT: THE BELL WITCH

October 31, 2014 Last of Friday Fright and it’s Halloween and what a way to end it with this terrifying legendary tale by Bobette Bryan about The Bell Witch!   The Bell Witch By Bobette Bryan One of the most notorious American ghost stories of all time is the story about the Bell Witch. The Bell Witch wasn’t really a witch, but was a ghost or possibly even a demon. Tennesseans also sometimes refer to her as “Ol’ Kate.” This entity plagued the home of John Bell, a Clarksville, Tennessee cotton plantation owner of the early nineteenth century. John and his wife, had moved to Robertson County Tennessee from North Carolina. The woman whom John Bell bought his farm from, Kate Batts, claimed, to any and all who would listen, that she had been cheated by Bell, but no one paid her any mind and dismissed her accusations as mere senile ramblings. As a result, Kate Batts swore that she would get even with John Bell, even if she had to come back from the …