Open Mic Stage

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!


OUR OPEN MIC STAGE WILL KICK OFF AGAIN AT 10 a.m. AND RUN UNTIL 4 p.m.! THIS YEAR'S STAGE WILL BE IN THE FOOD COURT ON NORTH HULL STREET. SWING BY WHILE YOU ENJOY LUNCH FROM OUR FOOD VENDORS AND DELIGHT IN THE PERFORMERS!


We're now taking requests for 15-minute slots! If you're interested, please email Dr. Kirk Curnutt at kcurnutt@troy.edu. Slots available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The full schedule will be published on April 14, exactly one week before the festival on April 21.


Meet the Open Mic Moderators!


Mary Adams Belk (10-11 a.m.)



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.











Luisa Kay Reyes (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)



Luisa Kay Reyes has had pieces featured in "The Raven Chronicles", "Fire In Machines", "The Windmill", "Halcyon Days", "Fellowship of the King", "Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine", the "Route - 7 - Review", "The Foliate Oak", "The Eastern Iowa Review", and other literary magazines. Her piece, "Thank You", is the winner of the April 2017 memoir contest of "The Dead Mule School Of Southern Literature". And her Christmas poem was a first place winner in the 16th Annual Stark County District Library Poetry Contest. Additionally, her essay "My Border Crossing" was nominated for the Pushcart Prize by the Port Yonder Press.