Housed in the Romanesque Gothic former Union Station railway terminal, built in 1900, this hotel is a grandly restored National Historic Landmark. Following a $10-million renovation completed in 2007, all guest rooms and public spaces have been updated. The lobby is the former main hall of the railway station and has a vaulted ceiling of Tiffany stained glass. In contrast to the historic atmosphere, décor in the public spaces such as the lobby is contemporary. The feel of Union Station is one of history, story, and decadence. Which makes it the perfect spot for writers, readers, and their like to convene.
Kafka once said, “Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself.” The literary community in Nashville disagrees. Nashvilleis home to a welcoming and open writing fellowship that meets monthly. Penmonkeys and scribes, authors and readers – the league of lit lovers in Music City comes together once a month to talk books, the craft, and what’s going on inside the publishing world.
Union Station — Photo courtesy of FlickrAuthors River Jordan and JT Ellison began Literary Libations this summer at Union Station Hotel. As the heat ebbs and fall tiptoes in, they are continuing the tradition, but moving the date. For those who have been enjoying or trying to attend the Literary Libations fun at the Union Station Hotel Bar once a month - Please make note:
Lit Lib is moving from the 2nd Tuesday of the Month to EVERY 4th Thursday. No invitation needed. Please feel free to join this gathering of writers, journalists, poets, agents, publicists, book sellers, publishers, creatives, librarians, book readers and lovers of the written word!