This week: A story from Laura Relyea about what it really means to wash your hair in a truck stop sink, plus a week’s worth of live lit events and book signings—everything you need to know to dig into Atlanta’s literary scene. Relyea is Vicerine of Vouched Books, which this month celebrated three years in Atlanta. Laura wrote a post on their website looking back at those three years and at the changes ahead for Vouched and you can read that here.
This week: A story from Carapace host Lance Colley about nearly losing your soul at a car dealership, plus a week’s worth of live lit events, storytelling series, book signings and the whole gumbo of good stuff that is the Atlanta literary scene.
This week on WABE’s Lit’cast, a calendar full of readings, storytelling events, book signings, and the like, highlighting a busy week in the Atlanta literary scene. Plus, a story from Theresa Davis about coming out to your loved ones and the nature of “like” versus “like like,” and a poem by Bruce Covey.
Theresa Davis' story contains some adult language and situations.
The Alliance Theatre’s Collision Project assembles a diverse group of 20 teenagers from metro Atlanta to explore and unpack a classic text under the guidance of a professional playwright and director—to “collide” with a piece of writing and with each other, so to speak.
This week on WABE’s Lit’cast: A look ahead at a busy week in the Atlanta literary scene with a calendar full of readings, storytelling events, book signings, and the like. Also, a story recorded at the True Story! reading series from Rachael Maddux about finding your first love at the circus. Maddux is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in The Oxford American, Slate, The Believer and elsewhere.
This week on WABE’s Lit’cast: It remains, as ever, a busy week in the Atlanta literary scene with a calendar full of readings, storytelling events, book signings, workshops, open mics and more. Plus, a story from Johnny Drago, playwright of “Trash” and “Kiss of the Vampire,” a MINT Leap Year artist, and first place winner of Creative Loafing’s 2012 Fiction Contest.
This week in WABE’s Lit’cast: A story from Carleigh Knight and of course a calendar full-to-bursting with readings, storytelling events, book signings, and all that good stuff which is making Atlanta a bustling hub of creativity.
This is WABE’s Lit’cast, a podcast highlighting Atlanta’s live-literature and storytelling scene hosted by WABE’s Myke Johns.
This week: A story from Chris Alonzo recorded at the Naked City reading series and of course a calendar full-to-bursting with readings, storytelling events, book signings, workshops and all that good stuff which is making the Atlanta metro an exciting and fertile environment for writers and fans of the written word. Plus, a poem by Carrollton-based writer and teacher Matthew Sherling.
For eleven years, the nonprofit group Atlanta Celebrates Photography has put on a festival that’s grown to be one of the largest in the United States.
For one exhibit, the group annually puts out the call both to amateurs and professionals to submit photographs representing their impressions of life in Atlanta. The “My Atlanta” exhibit has rarely been themed—but this year, they're doing something different.
Poet, author, activist, and actress Maya Angelou died on May 28, 2014, at the age of 86. Dr. Angelou had deep ties to Atlanta, among other places. In April, 2004, she sat down with Valerie Jackson for an interview for the WABE program, "Between the Lines." In this segment, Dr. Angelou talked about how she emerged from her grief over the assassinations of her friends Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., by summoning the spirit that infuses one of her best-known poems, "Still I Rise." (In the expanded version, you can hear Dr. Angelou recite "Still I Rise.")
A real treat for listeners during this morning's WABE 90.1 FM pledge drive, Atlanta’s Kenny Leon is having a very good week and he took time to speak live with WABE’s Lois Reitzes about his Tony Award nomination for best director of A Raisin in the Sun.
Emory University has been celebrating “Tibet Week,” a program of the Emory-Tibet Partnership which aims to bring together the best of the Western and Tibetan Buddhist intellectual traditions. One of the features of the week has been an ongoing art project in which monks paint a mandala using colored sand.
Producer Jenny Ament spoke with the monks and with Kari Leibowitz, the Program Coordinator for the Emory-Tibet Partnership, about this intricate work which will be swept away once it is completed.
The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center is in the final week of an exhibition that breaks art back down to one of its formal elements. It’s called “Coloring.” WABE’s Myke Johns visited some of the artists involved as the work was still going up on the walls.
Now in its fourteenth year, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival brings together cinema from across the world. Sixty-five films exploring Jewish life, culture and history will be shown over the course of the 23-day festival, beginning Jan. 29.
WABE's Lois Reitzes sat down with the festival's programming co-chair Michael Bernstein to discuss what to expect from this year's celebration of Jewish cinema.
Every year, Atlanta’s theater community comes together for the Suzi Bass Awards. The ceremony recognizes outstanding work in live theatre with awards for Direction, Choreography, Design, Acting and many more categories. Think about it as the Tony Awards for Atlanta. This weekend, for the first time, television audiences can follow the action down the red carpet as PBA30 will be broadcasting this year’s “Suzis,” which took place in November.
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. And sometimes, fiction reads startlingly like truth.
That's the theme in this Page-Turners discussion between WABE's Steve Goss and author and Atlanta magazine deputy editor Rebecca Burns. Rebecca has written several nonfiction works about Atlanta history—most recently, the book Burial for a King, about the funeral of Martin Luther King, Junior.
When Jamie Barton last visited WABE, she was preparing for, as she called it, “The Olympics of Opera.” It's more formally known as the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. Barton went on to win both the Song Prize and the entire competition. It's thrilling to win, but what happens next?
Not all art is created to be hung on a wall—in the case of artist Jerry Pinkney, his watercolors have illustrated children’s books, National Park Service projects, National Geographic and earned him the Caldecott Medal in the course of his 50 year career. Now a retrospective of his work has made it onto the walls of the High Museum and WABE’s Myke Johns visited the gallery with the artist to take a look at Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney.
On Thursday, Nov. 7, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular--starring the Rockettes--begins a 17-day engagement at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. The Rockettes have been performing in New York City since 1933; the 'Christmas Spectacular' has been touring outside New York for 19 years. Earlier, Rockettes Alina Duncan and Joanna Richardson talked with WABE's Steve Goss about their craft...
For many Atlantans who live or work in town, the prelude to the weekend is the long drive home. The ASO has a new solution for those who would rather start the weekend with music, food and drinks instead. WABE's Lois Reitzes sat down with ASO cellist Jennifer Humphreys and asked her what audiences can expect from the “First Friday” series at Woodruff Arts Center.
BURNAWAY: INTERIOR (2013), published August 2013 by BURNAWAY Magazine, Atlanta. 44 pages, full color with perfect bound cover, 7 x 10 inches, Edition of 500, with limited edition print of 50 by Ben Roosevelt.
Imagine this; a fire captain struggles to write the eulogies for the 8 men he lost in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11. He’s being assisted by a lone reporter. That intimate story is the basis of Theatrical Outfit’s current production, ‘The Guys.’ The show, which is based on a true story, stars Jasmine Guy playing the role of the reporter opposite Brian Kurlander, who plays the fire captain. Jasmine and director Elisa Carlson recently stopped by to share some of their thoughts on the play.
Patients and employees at Grady Memorial Hospital got a sample of what the musical production of STOMP is like as they watched cast members perform at the hospital Thursday. The brief musical and theatrical numbers came ahead of Thursday night's opening of STOMP at the Fox Theatre.