The UUCA Performing Arts Coordinating Team presents David Hutto as the Spoken Word featured artist for January. David Hutto is a Georgia native who has gone wandering in the northern snows for long years, writing about the places and people as he went, and now he is back in Atlanta. While living in more than a fourth of the states, he has been a factory laborer, college professor, hospital lab tech, magazine copy editor, asbestos abatement supervisor, nursing home attendant, medical editor, and Russian interpreter. His self-published novel, The Illusion of Being Here, appeared in 2014 and I’d Tear Down the Stars, a collection of short stories, was published in October 2016. He has also published newspaper feature articles, academic articles, and a newspaper health column and has a weekly literary blog at Additional information about David can be found at


An open mic session between the two sets of readings by the featured Spoken Word artist offers local poets the opportunity to share their work. Wine, soft drinks, and cheese will be available. Any questions about this event or the series (occurs the second Saturday of each month) should be sent to Carol Welter, at  The Underground Theatre is the primary performing arts venue of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, 1911 Cliff Valley Way NE, Atlanta, 30329 (alternate address for the parking lot: 1597 Interstate-85 Frontage Road, Atlanta, GA 30329). Doors open at 7 pm; readings are from 7:30-9:30 pm. Suggested admission donation is $5. PLEASE NOTE: The readings may contain adult content and language.