Open Mic Stage

OUR OPEN MIC STAGE KICKS OFF AT 10 a.m. IN FRONT OF OLD ALABAMA TOWN HEADQUARTERS ON COLUMBUS STREET AND RUNS UNTIL 4 p.m.!


PLEASE STOP BY FOR A LISTEN!



Meet the MCs Hosting the Open Mic Stage!


Mary Adams Belk

10:00-11:00 am





Mary Adams Belk lives in Auburn, Alabama where she teaches Creative Writing for the Auburn University Outreach Program. Her newspaper column appears weekly in the Opelika-Auburn News. Her short stories have earned awards in several contests, including the Alabama Writers’ Conclave competition. She taught anthropology at Auburn University for sixteen years. Because of her love of anthropology and writing, she combines the two whenever possible. Her books Second Cup and A Cup to Go are compilations of her columns. She is currently working on Tide’s End, a mystery set in the South.










Edward George

11:00 am-12 pm




Edward George is a Montgomery lawyer and education management consultant who lives in Prattville with his wife Sherry.  NewSouth Books recently published his Dark Roast: A Collection of Poems of Nostalgia and Reflection.  NewSouth  also published three prior collections by Ed: Midnight Coffee, Espresso Evenings, and Cosmic Latte.  In addition to being a poet, Ed is a singer, songwriter, and painter. He served in the Army intelligence during the Vietnam war, and he volunteers as legal advisor for the National Whitetail Warriors Project, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing disabled military veterans with opportunities to participate in deer hunting trips.





Tonya Terry

12:00-1 pm



Alabama native Tonya Terry is the outspoken, effervescent, fireball who wakes up nearly a quarter of a million viewers each morning as an anchor on one of the country's  #1 rated news programs, WSFA's Today in Alabama. This "Southern Socialite"  loves all things Family, Friends, Fashion and especially TROY Football. She represents the essence of WOMAN, daughter, sister, mother and friend.​​​​

     ​​​Articulate, poised, and positioned, Tonya quickly gained an international reputation for her social commentary, quick wit and sense of style as the premier insider, host, social tastemaker for her celebrity friends at their exclusive events. Tonya has introduced and welcomed thousands over the years to concerts, fashion shows, premieres, grand openings, red carpets, expos,  theatre events, conferences, workshops  and galas throughout her region.​​​ In 2017 she penned her first book, the inspirational guide Sometimes Lessons Look LIke Love.




David Musgrove

1:00-2:00 pm




David Musgrove is an attorney based in Prattville who occasionally attempts to write. He lives on a sheep farm on the Alabama River, about 6 miles upstream from Downtown Montgomery. If you would like to purchase a sheep, get divorced, or get out of jail, call him at 334-312-0151.








Travis Norton

2:00-3 pm




Travis Norwood lives in Montgomery, Alabama with his wife and five children. As in his debut novel Sugar Scars, he would be perfectly happy living in a world emptied of almost all people. But not you, of course. He sincerely hopes you survive the apocalypse.












J. D. Frost

3:00-4:00 pm




J.D. Frost’s short stories have been published in Nuvein Magazine and Birmingham Arts Journal, as well as two anthologies, one edited by Linda Busby Parker and another by L.S. FIsher. The Ardent Writer Press published his first two mysteries, Dollface and Face2Face. The author published the third mystery, Redemption Face: The Black Room Murders.  He lives with is wife in Arab, Alabama.