Wine, Cheese, and the Spoken Word
Featured Poets: Scott Thomas Outlar and Ryan J

Scott Thomas Outlar is a published poet whose work has been translated into five languages. His most recent books include: Songs of a Dissident (Transcendent Zero Press, 2015); Chaos Songs (Weasel Press, 2016); Happy Hour Hallelujah (CTU Publishing, 2016); and Poison in Paradise (Alien Buddha Press, 2017). Scott is a weekly contributor to the Dissident Voice Sunday Poetry Page and also serves as an editor for The Peregrine Muse. His poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Visit for links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, and live performances.

Ryan J won his first poetry slam in 2014 at the Bad Mamma Jamma Slam, hosted by Art As An Agent For Change in Milledgeville. While at Mercer University he co-founded Point BLANK, the University’s premiere Spoken Word team, who went on to place 20th in the nation at the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational in 2015. Ryan returned to C.U.P.S.I the following year as a Point BLANK assistant coach and team poet. He graduated from Mercer with a BA in Environmental Engineering and a Masters in Engineering Management. Ryan lives in Snellville where he is dedicated to community and youth outreach through Spoken Word and other performing arts.

Pre-Show at 7:00 pm
Shawna Floyd

Doors open at 6:30 pm, pre-show begins at 7:00, and readings are from 7:30-9:30 with an Open Mic between sets. Suggested admission donation is $5, but no one will be turned away. PLEASE NOTE: The readings may contain adult content and language.