June 9th- December 31st
XChange Open Mic
FREE | Location - Online | Age 18+
Monthly Open Mic every 2nd Friday. Hosted by Theresa Davis. Via Facebook and Zoom.
This is a space to share your stories, songs, poems or upcoming events. This is not a space for homophobia, racism, sexism, trans-phobia, or hate-speech. We will have features periodically and they will be announced.
This open-mic is specifically for performers aged 18+
Friday, July 10th | Register
Friday, August 14th | Register
How to Be Involved
Click the registration link with the corresponding date that you would like to attend. Fill out the information requested and join us on the day of the event. This virtual open mic will be streamed via Zoom. First-time users can watch this video on how to join a Zoom meeting.
- Visitors can watch via Zoom. Zoom participants can join in via audio, video, and text chat during the open conversation portion of the lecture. This event will be recorded and shared for posterity.
Zoom Conversation guide
Zoom viewers will enter the conversation with audio and video muted. Please stay muted until it is your time to share on the mic.
-When its your turn on the Mic start by introducing yourself with your name and pronouns.
-Be open to different styles and areas of knowledge. Share the floor.
Theresa Davis - HOST
Theresa Davis is an educator, storyteller, poet, author, poetry slam champion and the host of the award winning open mic Java Speaks. She has performed on stages across the nation as a poet and keynote speaker. She was a classroom teacher for over 25 years, specializing in cross curricular education. As a slam poet, Theresa has competed individually and on teams for over a decade and in 2011 won the Women of the World Poetry Slam. In May 2013, her first full collection of poems entitled “After This We Go Dark” was published by Sibling Rivalry Press. “After This We Go Dark” became an American Library Association Honoree, and the book can now be checked out in local and college libraries around the world. Her latest poetry collection “Drowned: A Mermaid’s Manifesto”, released with Sibling Rivalry Press, in fall of 2016 received the award“Ten Books All Georgians Should Read”. In addition to being a teaching artist and outreach poetry coordinator for Georgia Tech for 6 years, Theresa hosts and participates in many of the lit events around Atlanta. Her 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. Theresa is the Literary Events Coordinator and The Charles “Jikki” Riley Memorial Library, facilitator for The ArtsXchange.