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Millennial Money Podcast
Lily Clayton-Hansen drops by the Millennial Money Podcast again to talk conversation with Host Shannah Game and preview her newest book, “Word Of Mouth, More Conversations”. Listen to the episode here!
Talk Of The Town
Millenial Money Podcast
Journalist Lily Clayton-Hansen captures people’s lives through storytelling and photography, with soul-revealing depth and artistic charm in her book, “Word of Mouth, Nashville Conversations.” Talking with some of Nashville’s coolest artists, chefs, musicians, and dreamers.
Through her journey as a journalist, she’s found her calling and unleashed her genius in more ways than one. I first discovered her really awesome black and white book on a trip to Nashville a couple years ago, and really loved the concept and loved Lily’s story as well. Listen to the podcast here.
Local NashvilleNiche.com Feature
The book has turned into a whole career for her as she now has a weekly blog (wordofmouthconversations.com) where she posts a new interview with a different person every Monday. She also interviews someone every month at the Entrepreneur Center in Nashville so that a live audience has the chance to experience the learning venture of listening to someone’s life stories. — Cale Schmidt
At the heart of everything I do, it’s all about collaboration and support. To have people there that not only cheer you on but also lift you up is helpful and so important.The blog started because someone told me one day, ‘You need a blog.’ I said no I don’t. I’m a writer and not a blogger. But they were a lot more successful than me, so I listened and, in fact, they were right. — Lily Hansen
Fort Lauderdale ArtsCalendar.com Feature
What does it take to be a successful artist? Passion, determination and a business plan, author Lily Clayton Hansen told a gathering of artists, arts-based business owners and creative entrepreneurs recently at the closing forum of the Broward Cultural Division’s “DBA Doing business as…,” an artist entrepreneur art exhibition at artserve in Fort Lauderdale. — David Schwartz
The Tennessean “Sip It” Feature
Three years ago artist, writer, and Chicago Native Lily Hansen followed her ex-boyfriend to Nashville on a turbulent journey that eventually led to her becoming a published author. “My beginnings here were pretty brutal,” said Hansen, 25. “The relationship I was in fell apart, I didn’t have friends. I had no money. I was in a crappy living situation. I quite frankly need a project to dive into to keep my sanity.” —David Plaza
Nashville Lifestyle Feature
Nashville writer (and contributor to Nashville Lifestyles) Lily C. Hansen got to know her neighbors in a personal way—by writing a book about them. Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations (Spring House Press) is out this month and explores the lives of accomplished Nashvillians and how their passions helped them “make it.” —Aryn Van Dyke
12th & Broad Cover Story
At our Oct. 23 “Punctuate: Innovate You” event, author Lily Hansen will go into depth with the tips she’s shared here. She’ll also conduct a live interview to demonstrate in real time how this can work for you, whether it’s in your professional, personal or family life. —Lily Clayton Hansen
Griffin Review of Word Of Mouth: Nashville Conversations
Eyes & Ears Feature
Author Lily Hansen has always taken a passionate and rebellious approach to the arts. At the University of Illinois Chicago, Hansen recalls storming into a school newspaper meeting and asking to become the art critic to fill the creative void. Ever since, Hansen has devoted her career to telling stories and becoming the storyteller of the South. Hansen credits this position with helping her develop a sense of autonomy and dedication to writing about the things that she found intriguing.
The Stroll Feature
Of all the American cities finding a renewed creative spark in the past decade, perhaps none has done so with such a distinct vision as Nashville, Tennessee. A city that has long been known for its music, this legacy today forms the foundation for a host of other creative scenes. In her new book, Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations, Lily Clayton Hansen–herself a recent transplant to the city, drawn by the creative energy there–speaks with some of the residents that make Nashville so dynamic and irresistible.
Experience Nashville Feature
Local author, Lily Hansen, put together a fabulous book which captures the drive, passion, and innovation of Nashvillians who have thrived in – and helped drive the art, culinary, business, and music industries that have bolstered Nashville’s boom. Read the full article here.
Arts & Business Council Artist Spotlight
“When you’re real, people are so receptive to that.” Lily Clayton Hansen embodies this idea in the way she presents herself and in how she approached her new book, Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations. She is truly, refreshingly and unabashedly real. When you meet her, you are struck by her intense passion for her work and her incredible kindness. The Chicago native describes herself as a party girl who is “rough around the edges,” but it is clear that this attitude is what drives her to be successful and to share her passion with the world.
News Channel 5: Talk Of The Town Feature
The Bitter Southerner Feature
“Word of Mouth” is a soft-cover, coffee-table book of interviews and portrait photography with prolific Nashvillians in the art, culinary and music industries. The “Wild Card” section encompasses individuals who eclipse any of those categories. It is a testament to Nashville’s incredible mixture of artistic talent and zest for collaboration, rather than competitiveness. Highly recommended and inspiring.
The Nashville Weekender Feature
Lily C. Hansen popped up behind me at Pinewood Social with swaths of hair shading her face, penetrating gray eyes, and a sweet, but knowing, smile. She wore the Metallica t-shirt she wants to be photographed in for a future Entrepreneur magazine cover shoot (one of her many goals). First thing to know about Lily: She inhabits Lilyland. It’s is a place where dreaming and visualization are key, but in the end: shit gets done. So, she led me down the garden path, from childhood in Chicago to her Nashville move to now.
Nashville Arts Magazine
Lily’s first book, Word Of Mouth: Nashville Conversations, was featured in Nashville Arts Magazine in June of 2014. Images by Brett Warren.