October 28

Join fellow poetry enthusiasts for a reading by featured local poets, Ashley Mintz and Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz!

Join Scarritt Bennett Center for a special poet’s corner collaboration between Ashley Mintz and her mother, Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz!

Ashley Mintz is a visual artist and writer creating and residing in Nashville, Tennessee. Mintz began her creative journey when she moved to Nashville to pursue songwriting. Composing and recording her own instrumental music, Mintz has had original music used in independent and short films and a play. Mintz began doing abstract drawings and paintings and has since had her art exhibited in galleries, hotels, boutiques, community centers and café’s, among other places. She has also had her art in the background of two films.

As a writer of poetry and song lyrics, Mintz often incorporates writing into her paintings and also exhibits poetry and lyrics alongside paintings. Mintz has been invited to read her poetry and perform music at different arts festivals. Mintz regularly teaches her art and writing techniques in art journaling and mixed media art workshops as a way to help others cultivate their creativity and to use art as a way of healing.

Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz is a writer and photographer. Her work has appeared in various journals and anthologies.

Preview Ashley Mintz’s Poetry:

Preview Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz’s Poetry:

Watch Online

Stream Live: on our Facebook page at 7:00 pm CDT. No login or account registration necessary to view the reading. A recording of the reading will be available on our Facebook page and YouTube channel after the live-stream ends.

Watch in Person

Harambee Auditorium in Fondren Hall (see campus map). Parking on campus is free and available in Parking Lot A.

Per CDC guidelines, Scarritt Bennett Center requires all who visit our campus to wear a mask while indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

For more information about this event, email Rev. Donna Patterson at dpatterson@scarrittbennett.org.