Marcia Douglas was born in the United Kingdom, but her writing is shaped and informed by the place she grew up, Kingston, Jamaica. As Douglas has stated: “Jamaica was a place that really formed me as a writer, not the U.K. and not my present life in Colorado,” where she is currently an associate professor in the creative writing program at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Novelist, poet, scholar of African American and Caribbean literature, as well as performer of a one-woman show Natural Herstory, Douglas has published three novels and a poetry collection, in addition to having her work appear in international journals and anthologies.  She has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Poetry Book Society Recommendation from the British Arts Council, and most recently had her last novel, The Marvellous Equations of the Dread: a Novel in Bass Riddim, long listed for the Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses. The UUCA Performing Arts Coordinating Team is very pleased to bring this talented artist to the Underground Theatre stage for the February Wine, Cheese, and the Spoken Word event. Additional information about Douglas information about Marcia can be found at Listen to her read at

An open mic session between the two sets by the featured artist offers local poets the opportunity to share their work, so if you are a spoken word artist, come and read. Wine, soft drinks, and cheese will be available. Any questions about this event or the series (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.