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Joe Pagetta

Personal Essayist and Arts Writer

Selected Writing Portfolio 

Two Wheels and the Truth Blog

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NowPlayingNashville

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Recent Writings and Projects:

Wood Guthrie

Woody Guthrie Sang the Gospel (America Magazine)

As a new box set reminds us, social justice was an important part of Woody Guthrie's life and work.

 
Honey and a Ham Sandwich
 
 
Remembering the comforts of a grandmother's love.
 
 
#InstagramBookProject
 
 
In which I spend 40 days taking photographs of my books and writing short stories about them on Instagram.
 
 
 

Thank You For Your Song (Chapter 16)

What do we owe the writers who get us through our darkest days?  Click here for story. Click here for a Companion Playlist and links to artists mentioned in the story.


Other Things:

 
Walk Bike Nashville - I'm an ambassador for this great Nashville nonprofit. If you care about walkability and bikability in Middle Tennessee, you should follow them and consider being a member.

You Ought To Know Nashville - Some years back, I was the executive producer of this Under the Guise / NPT web video series. It feels a little dated now, especially since some of the places we profiled don't exist anymore. But it's a nice document of its time.

Music - I made music for awhile, and played shows and released several independent records in the early to mid 2000s. Songs and albums can be sampled or purchased at CDbaby.com or iTunes or listened to on Spotify and most other song streaming services.
 
 
Born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey, Joe Pagetta is a personal essayist and arts writer whose writing has appeared in Chapter 16, the Nashville Scene, The Tennessean, PBS.org, Media Shift, Nashville Arts, My Modern Met andif you count the time it published an excerpt of his letter to novelist Colum McCann about his fashion senseEsquire. Currently the director of NowPlayingNashville for The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, he was previously the director of media relations and online strategies for Nashville Public Television and media relations manager for the Nashville Film Festivalwork for which the late Jim Ridley in the Nashville Scene declared him the "Best PR Guy" in Nashville. He is a member of the Men of La Mangia, the Queen Breakfast Club and the Extreme Readers, but is probably best known for his decade spent as the namesake of a sandwich at the now-closed Savarino's Cucina in Nashville. He lives in the Donelson area of Nashville with his wife and children, and is working on a collection of essays.
 

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Thanks!

Joe
 
 
Updated September, 2017