Speak Easy | Reflecting Nashville

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Southern Word assembles an intergenerational cast of Nashville’s top writers and storytellers for an evening of honest insight, musing, and commentary on our city in flux.

Here is the phenomenal cast of the show:

Jessica Bliss: Award-winning journalist for The Tennessean

Constance Bynum: Poet, Youth slam team member for Nashville in Philadelphia 2014

DJ VU Reggaerica: Producer, Poet, Southern Word resident DJ and mentor, Graduate of MTSU

Tony Earley: Award-winning author, Named one of the 20 Best Writers of his generation by Granta and The New Yorker, Professor of English at Vanderbilt University

Leslie Garcia: Lipscomb University freshman, Youth slam team member for Nashville in Atlanta 2015

Kiya Lacey: R&B/Soul Artist of the debut EP Fail In Love, Opening artist for Brandy and Goapele

Adarian Lherisson: Actor, published poet and spoken word artist, Opened for Carlos Santana, Lead technical strategist for Dream7

Nashville in Harmony: Chorus for LGBT people and their allies, Voted “Favorite Chorus” by Nashville Scene readers

Nate Marshall: Poet and author of The Wild Hundreds, Winner of Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, Graduate of Vanderbilt University

Cassidy Martin: Poet and Visual Artist, 2016 Nashville Youth Poet Laureate, 2016 Individual Slam Finalist

Margot McCormack: Culinary artisan, Creator of Margot's Café & Bar, Awarded "Best Restaurant" 5 years in a row.

Niya McCray: Poet, rising 3L student at Vanderbilt Law School

Tia Mitchell: Poet and actress, 2007 Southern Entertainment Artist of the Year as part of GRAVATY, Southern Word poet mentor

Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay: Poet, songwriter and musician, Nashville’s First Youth Poet Laureate, Released her debut EP Orange in 2014,

Rashad “thaPoet": Award-winning spoken word artist; First Nashville spoken word artist to sell over 10,000 albums and has independently sold over 20,000 to date; Named Nashville’s top male spoken word artist

Thom Schuyler: Songwriter with songs recorded by over 200 artists including 15 chart topping songs, Inducted into Nashville Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 2011

Megan LeAnne Smith: Performance artist specializing in spoken word and movement arts, President of MTSU’s WordUP! Supreme Performance and Hip Hop Collective

Saran Thompson: Producer, poet, rapper, collaborator with HERC and CZ Tyga, Graduate of MLK Academic Magnet and MTSU

Erica Wright: Award-wining novelist, One of O Magazine's Best Books of 2014, Senior Editor for Guernica Magazine

Photo by Lara Richardson
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