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Then What: Live Lit Opening Show

Join us for the inaugural show of the new live literature series at The Bakery, ‘Then What.’ This month’s theme is GHOST STORIES! This show will feature a line-up of local writers, poets, producers, comedians, and storytellers:

- Theresa Davis is an author and performance poet residing in Atlanta Georgia. She is the mother of three brilliant huemyns Imani, Tia and Zion who are a constant source of inspiration and pride. An educator for over 20 years, Davis now combines her teaching and writing styles to teach poetry workshops for teens and adults. A veteran slam poet, she held the title of Women of the World Slam Champion in 2011. Drowned: A Mermaid's Manifesto, her second book of poetry with Sibling Rivalry Press, was voted as one of 2017 Books All Georgians Should Read. In 2016 Creative Loafing voter her Best Local Poet and Best Spoken Word Artist. She is the host of the award winning open mic Java Monkey Speaks every Sunday at Java Monkey Coffee House in Decatur and Art Amok Slam at the Red Light Cafe every 1st Tuesday. Theresa also produces Poems and Pasties and MadMen & Poets variety shows focused on collaborating with the thriving Atlanta performance art community. Theresa’s one-woman show “Then They’ll Tell You it’s all in Your Head” Made its debut as a part of 7 Stages Home Brew series in fall of 2017.

- Jon Carr has been a part of the Dad's Garage cast for more than 10 years, he loves performing and being the Marketing Director there. He founded United Atlanta Improv and has helped improv theatres around the city come together through collaborative works. He has appeared in a number of Dad’s Garage shows such as: Cannibal! The Musical, The Dad’s Garage Going Out of Business Show, and Democracy Achieved as well as written the plays The Wrath of Con and Black Nerd.

- Miranda Hawkins

- Olive Lynch is a comedian, actor, and foster parent to half a dog. She’s appeared on Vice’s FLOPHOUSE and in festivals like Crom, Sweetwater 420 Fest, and THE FEST which were chill, rad, and tight (respectively). Olive produces several shows in Atlanta, and tries not to cry more than once a fiscal quarter.

- Charles Parrott works in Department of Theatre & Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University where his teaching focuses on storytelling, performance art, and the performance of identity. He is the director of the KSU Tellers, a nationally recognized student storytelling troupe that performs at festivals and conferences around the country. Charles has performed around at Atlanta with Deer Bear Wolf, Case Studies, and Write Club, in addition to directing several successful performances for the Atlanta Fringe Festival. When he is not teaching storytelling, he spends time reading stories to his two adorable children.

- Avery Sharpe

- Christina Schmitt is a poet based in Atlanta, GA. She is a graduate student at Emory studying Theology and Ethics and was a member of the 2018 Art Amok Slam Team that won group piece finals at the National Poetry Slam. Her writing reflects her interest in literature, feminism, and theology. She is a semi-pro dodge ball player, is allergic to coffee, and has lied twice to you already in this bio. Feel free to ask her if you actually care.

- Amber Hamilton

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This is the first in what we hope will be an ongoing series with quarterly curated literature events and monthly open mics with invited features. Let's start strong so we can keep it running!

Suggested donation of $10, all donations go directly to this month's featured writers

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Hosted by Maddie Fay