Reading Series

The Sundress Reading Series is held from 1-3PM EST on the last Sunday of the month (August-November and February-May) at Pretentious Beer Co. in the Old City in Knoxville, TN. These events are free, open to all ages, and held outdoors on the patio at the bar. Each event features two readers, one comedian, and one musician. Come enjoy beverages and live entertainment with us each month!

Upcoming Readings

March 26th from 1-3PM at Pretentious Beer Co.: Nisha Atalie, Audrey Gidman, Allison Summers, Jessy Easton & Era Nash

April 30th from 1-3PM at Pretentious Beer Co.: Kimberly Ann Southwick, Sam Herschel Wein, Shantell Kirk, & Jorden Albright

May 28th from 1-3PM at Pretentious Beer Co.: Mordecai Martin, Caitlin Cowan, Amber Autry, & Redd Daugherty

SAFTA also hosts HOLLER SALON, a series of mixed-medium readings, discussion, film screenings, and more at Firefly Farms. These events usually take place during the summer, but you can follow us on Facebook to keep up with future readings and events in the SAFTA Reading Series and details on the Sundress Academy for the Arts workshops and events in the Knoxville area.

Writers from all over the country are invited to visit and read from their work. Past performers have included Ada Limón, Chen Chen, Tiana Clark, Jane Wong, Kathy Fagan, Raena Shirali, Ruth Awad, Meghann Plunkett, Emilia Phillips, Chaya Bhuvaneswar, Anna Leahy, and more.

Member of the Knoxville Arts and Culture Alliance