The Rabbit Room fosters Christ-centered community and spiritual formation through music, story, and art.


From the beginning, music has been a central gathering point for the Rabbit Room community. Whether through live events like the Local Show, new releases from favorite artists, or the discovery of fresh new talent, we believe music brings people together.


Through books, movies, theater, and other media, the magic of storytelling has the power to shape not only our minds, but the world around us. And story, like music, has the kind of magic that not only draws people closer to one another, but draws them further up and further into the great Story.



Painting, gardening, pottery, woodcraft, parenting, cooking--whenever we spend our energy in creative action, art is the result. And it's these creative acts, large and small, that remind us we are ourselves the work of a Creator. Art is sacramental, pointing us toward the Truth present in every atom of Creation.

THE RABBIT ROOM was conceived as an experiment in creative community. After author/singer/songwriter Andrew Peterson’s first visit to the Oxford home of C. S. Lewis, he returned to Nashville with a conviction that community nourishes good and lasting work. The Rabbit Room, the name of the back room of the pub where the Oxford Inklings (including Lewis, Tolkien, and Charles Williams) shared their stories, began as a simple blog of contributing authors, songwriters, artists, and pastors.

Over the years, with the help of Andrew’s brother, author A. S. “Pete” Peterson, as well as encouragement from the loyal Rabbit Room contributors and readers, the Rabbit Room has grown to include podcasts, a thriving music and book store, Rabbit Room Press, a yearly conference called Hutchmoot, The Local Show, and an office in a 150-year-old farmhouse called North Wind Manor. 

Thank you for visiting. We hope your interaction with the Rabbit Room is a blessing. We’re in the middle of a good story, and you’re helping us tell it.

If you’d like to dig a little deeper into what’s behind the Rabbit Room concept, Andrew wrote about the experience that led to its inception here.

Our Board

The Rabbit Room is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our board is comprised of a group of multi-talented individuals who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the governance of the organization.


Pete Peterson
Vice President

Chris Wall


Steve Guthrie

Andrew Peterson

Laura Preston

Christie Bragg

Kenny Woodhull

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Scott Anderson


We've assembled a unique and talented group of writers, musicians, artists, pastors, and poets to function as primary contributors to the ongoing Rabbit Room conversation. We also have an open submissions policy through which we are constantly looking for new and interesting voices to add to the roster. View our submissions policy here.

Andrew Peterson
Musician, Author

A. S. Peterson
Author, Editor

Russ Ramsey
Author, Speaker

Thomas McKenzie
Author, Pastor, Film Critic

Doug McKelvey
Author, Poet, Oddity

Ron Block
Banjo Ninja, Writer

Lanier Ivester

Sarah Clarkson

David Mitchel
Writer, Lawyer

Joe Sutphin

Matt Conner
Writer, Journalist

Jonathan Rogers

Heidi Johnston

Jamin Still
Author, Painter

David Michael Bruno

Chris Slaten
Musician, Writer

Jennifer Trafton
Author, Artist

Chris Yokel
Teacher, Poet, Writer

Jen Rose Yokel
Poet, Writer

Eric Peters
Musician, Writer, Painter

Rebecca Reynolds
Author, Poet

Jonny Jimison
Graphic Novelist, Cartoonist

Each year since 2010, the Rabbit Room has held an annual gathering in Nashville, Tennessee. We call it "Hutchmoot."

Hutchmoot is a conference for anyone and everyone. It's a celebration of story, art, music, food, faith, and fellowship. Speakers have included Walter Wangerin Jr., Luci Shaw, Phil Vischer, Leif Enger, Charlie Peacock, Michael Card, Jeffrey Overstreet, Brown Bannister, Sally Lloyd-Jones, Doug TenNapel, and a wealth of others.

Whether you're a theologian, an accountant, a writer, a mom, a student, or a musician, Hutchmoot has something for everyone --and everyone has something for Hutchmoot. 

Click here to visit the Hutchmoot website and learn more.

On the first and third Tuesdays of each month, the Rabbit Room is proud to present the Local Show @ The Well Coffeehouse in Nashville, Tennessee.

Each show features a new line-up of some of Nashville's best singers and songwriters. But what makes the Local Show special is that the players aren't just great musicians, they are great friends.

The show is one way in which we incarnate the Rabbit Room community, and you're invited to join the fun. 

Click here for dates, line-ups, and tickets.


New from Rabbit Room Press

by Douglas McKelvey

by Jennifer Trafton

by Andrew Peterson

by Walter Wangerin, Jr.

by Allen Levi

Coming soon from Rabbit Room Press


Founded in 2008, Rabbit Room Press publishes works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that embody the mission of the Rabbit Room.

Due to limited time, patience, and brain cells, we do not accept submissions.

Our titles are distributed through Ingram Book Company.

Click here for more information on our titles.

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