CHEEKWOOD ANNOUNCES LINEUP FOR 2014 AUTHOR SERIES
NASHVILLE, TN. – Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art has announced the list of presenting authors for its summer literary series, Annotations: Authors @ Cheekwood. Now in its third year, Annotations features celebrated local authors reading and discussing their work in the estate’s gorgeous Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden. The series is offered in partnership with Parnassus Books.
Annotations will feature the following authors in 2014:
Victoria Schwab, author of Vicious, a futuristic tale of ambition, jealousy and betrayal
Robert Brandt, Natural Nashville: A Guide to the Greenways and Nature Parks, a guide to the many amazing, accessible outdoor experiences within Nashville’s 533 square miles
JT Ellison, author of When Shadows Fall, a cold-case murder mystery in the author’s popular Samantha Owens series.
Held on the second Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. through the summer, each Annotations event will provide visitors an opportunity to hear these authors share their stories, read from their work, describe their writing processes and offer “behind-the-text” accounts of their books. All book lovers, aspiring writers, and fans of the authors’ work are encouraged to attend.
“Nashville’s rich literary culture will be an important part of our programming again this summer with the Annotations series,” said Hillary Steinwinder, VP, Education and Programs. “We’re honored to partner with Parnassus Books to host our nationally known hometown authors and excited to bring more incredible learning opportunities to our members and visitors throughout the year.”
In order for Annotations: Authors @ Cheekwood to ensure audiences an intimate evening with each Nashville author, space will be offered on a first-come, first-seated basis.
Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate. Our mission is to preserve Cheekwood as an historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit.
Cheekwood presents world-class art exhibitions, showcases breathtaking gardens, and offers education programs and seasonal festivals to school children and families as well as to the citizens of Nashville and its visitors. Its attendance and membership have dramatically increased in recent years, and the institution has become an increasingly accessible and relevant place in the Nashville community. In 2013, Cheekwood welcomed over 300,000 visitors, making us one of the city’s top cultural attractions, with approximately 12,000 member households.
Cheekwood is located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive in Nashville, 8 miles southwest of downtown Nashville. Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday nights May – October, open until 10 p.m. Admission is $14 for adults, seniors $12 and children 3-17 are $7. Parking is $3 per car. For further information call 615-356-8000 or visit www.cheekwood.org.