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  • Jul 10, 2021, 9:00 AM
    The (Soon To Be New) Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Join us this month in cleaning, organizing & refreshing our new building. We’ll be continuously raising funds & offering ways to volunteer & get involved, like Saturday Spruce Ups!
  • Jul 05, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Online Event
    A confidential and non-judgemental space for support and healing for Black Knoxvillians and our surrounding community. We will discuss how we manage stressors and coping skills by loving on our culture, sharing resources, and building community as it relates to mental health and wellness.
  • Jun 03, 3:00 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Join us in conversation with writer Jason B. Crawford! We'll be discussing Crawford's newest book of poetry, Year of the Unicorn Kids - tickets include a copy of the book!
  • May 28, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Saturday (5/28) at 11:30am, local author Story Time with Jatrean Sanders joins us for Story Time, she'll be reading her original story "Today Was Not The Same"!
  • May 27, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Join us Friday (5/27) for our next Black Creatives Meet up, Game Night edition - we'll have an assortment of board games, card games & refreshments available!
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    May 21, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    As part of our Community Fellowship program, The Bottom is hosting a 7-part study group covering Nikole Hannah Jones' 1619 Project. Study groups will take place at 10am on Saturdays in April & May, including engaged discussions with community educators!
  • May 10, 8:00 PM
    Online Event
    Join The Bottom along with the Black Bookstore Collective for a paperback launch of The Love Songs of W.E.B. Dubois. Catch Honoree Fanzine Jeffers in conversation with Jacqueline Allen Trimble!
  • May 07, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    The Bottom , 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Fading Sounds of the South will allow all who listen the opportunity to hear and explore the rich musical traditions of the southeast through a cultural and historical context, and furthermore gain insight into musical traditions and expressions of Appalachian, African and Native American hymns.
  • May 07, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Gary White is back to lead a 2 weekend quilting course (4/30 & 5/7) designed for beginners & experts alike. Participants will explore the history of string quilts, the importance of quilting within the African American/Southern experience, and created unique string quilt pieces to take home!
  • May 06, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Join us as we welcome artist Michelle Gore to the Bottom! Born and raised in Chattanooga, Michelle decided to pursue visual arts at the age of 8. With only encouragement and no formal training, Michlle continued her passion for art in college with a major in Studio Art and minor in Education.
  • Apr 30, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    In honor of National Independent Bookstore Day, The Bottom is hosting an event to highlight local authors! Authors will host a booth in our space with their books, will also introduce their work & take questions from the audience at 1pm. We invite you to attend & bring a friend!
  • Apr 30, 10:00 AM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Saturday (4/30) at 10am, local author Katatra Vasquez joins us for Story Time! She'll be presenting her original story "Josie's Hope: A Secret City Revealed" + reading her favorite story: "I Hope You Dance"
  • Apr 29, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Join us next Friday for our Black Creatives Meet up, Karaoke Kickback edition!
  • Apr 29, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Join us for a round table discussion on mental health and social media usage with teens in our community. Food will be provided, RSVP today!
  • Apr 16, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    As part of our Community Fellowship program, The Bottom is hosting a 7-part study group covering Nikole Hannah Jones' 1619 Project. Study groups will take place at 10am on Saturdays in April & May, including engaged discussions with community educators!
  • Apr 10, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Join us this Sunday for a special birthday celebration 🎉 our founding director Dr. El-Amin is kicking off her birthday week with a Catfish & Comedy party at The Bottom - bring a friend & come help us celebrate! Food by @getchapoboys & comedy by @_ibrandi
  • Apr 02, 10:00 AM
    Online Event
    As part of our Community Fellowship program, The Bottom is hosting a 7-part study group covering Nikole Hannah Jones' 1619 Project. Study groups will take place at 10am on Saturdays in April & May, including engaged discussions with community educators. Cornelius Eady kicks us off on April 2nd!
  • Mar 30, 8:00 PM
    Online Event
    Celebrating the release of Christopher Griffin's You Grow, Gurl in partnership with Community Book Center, Cafe Noir, Cafe Con Libros, Kindred Stories, SOA Co. Discover the joys and self-nurturing benefits of plant parenthood, with this beautiful, illustrated guide from @plantkween.
  • Mar 26, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Join us Sat. 3/26 at 2:00pm for a double book talk with Knoxville native Malaika Adero on A Black Woman Did That & Vice President Kamala Harris: Her Path to the White House!