Holiday Dinner December 12

Holiday Dinner with Caitlin Hamilton Summie: Stories from the Heart

Our annual Holiday Dinner for members and their guests is Thursday, December 13, at The Women’s Club of Nashville. The dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m. Our speaker, Caitlin Hamilton Summie’s, award-winning stories, compiled in the collection TO LAY TO REST OUR GHOSTS, have been compared to the writing of Elizabeth Strout, Ann Beattie, Kent Haruf, and Tobias Wolfe—all of which about knocked her over. In this author chat, she’ll talk about writing stories from the heart; what drives her as an author; and how it feels to be on the other side of the desk.

Caitlin Hamilton Summie earned an MFA with Distinction from Colorado State University, and her short stories have been published in Beloit Fiction Journal, Wisconsin Review, Puerto del Sol, Mud Season Review, Belmont Story ReviewHypertext MagazineSouth85 Journal, and Long Story, Short. Her first book, a short story collection called TO LAY TO REST OUR GHOSTS, was published in August 2017 by Fomite. It won the fourth annual Phillip H. McMath Book Award, won Silver in the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award for Short Stories, and was included in 35 Over 35’s Annual List in 2017. It was a Pulpwood Queen Book Club Bonus Book for June 2018. Most recently her poetry was published in The Literary Nest. She spent many years in Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Colorado before settling with her family in Knoxville, Tennessee. She co-owns the book marketing firm, Caitlin Hamilton Marketing & Publicity, founded in 2003. Authors she has launched include Bren McClain, Emily St. John Mandel, William Gay, and more. Find her online at caitlinhamiltonsummie.com.

The Women’s Club of Nashville is located at 3206 Hillsboro Road. The property may be entered from Golf Club Lane or from Hillsboro Pike. Parking is ample. Coffee, Tea, and Water will be provided. You may BYOB white wine (no red wine, please).

Advance registration is required. The cost is $45 per person, which includes gratuity and a $5 donation to help fund a scholarship for the Tennessee Young Writers Workshop. Payment can be made by PayPal or credit card online. Visit our EventBrite Page for reservations. Please email Lee Fairbend if you require a vegetarian  or gluten-free meal. 

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