“I went to the Lemonheads concert anyway.” True Story Preview: Bobbin Wages

Bobbin Wages’s writing at Hot Dog Beehonkus is hilarious and wrenching, often in the space of a single paragraph. She started the blog after her father was diagnosed with Alzheimers, but since its inception in 2012, it has developed from a simple chronicle of loss into the compelling story of the sometimes comic, sometimes difficult ordinary moments that […]

“Wailing cheerfully on a 45, loud enough to wake the dead” True Story Preview: Louise McKinney

Louise McKinney hails originally from Toronto and now resides in Atlanta where she’s nonfiction editor of The Chattahoochee Review, but she hopes one day to return to her spiritual home, The Big Easy, where she’ll “write poems, shuffle mornings out to get..cafe au lait at Cafe de Monde and listen to jazz riffs wafting down Esplanade Street.” […]

“We keep our talons up and our coronas flared, not to die, but to live.” True Story Preview: Christopher Bundy

Earlier this year, Paste magazine named Christopher Bundy one of ten Georgia authors you should read right now, noting how his writing “straddles lines just to show you how they hardly exist in the first place.” Friday night at is your chance, friends, as Chris takes the stage at True Story. Meantime, here is an excerpt […]

True Story #27: Friday, September 19th!

It’s here! Friday, September 19th 8:00 pm. Kavarna. Your rogue writers who will be sharing true tales and sharing  actual artifacts are… Christopher BUNDY is a writer and professor of writing and literature at SCAD-Atlanta. He is the author of the novel Baby, You’re a Rich Man. His fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared in Glimmer Train, Atlanta Magazine, […]

“I had to save the damn cow.” True Story Preview: Tricia Stearns

C’mon. Some things can’t be taught. I mean, let’s be honest. [This is coming from someone who was once a hapless 18-year-old who spent months stalling scenes and Um, no-ing (instead of Yes, and-ing) her way through a Comedy Sportz improv class, failing even at feigning surprise the night of The Big Show (a.k.a. Audition Night) when she was told, “I’m […]

“I love my dog but I am not his mother.” True Story Preview: Rachael Maddux

Sometimes, instead of posting a photo of your reader, you instead really, really want to post a photograph of a man and his cheetah. You want to say this mainly because this is the story with which Rachael Maddux last burned up the True Story stage in October 2013. (Hear that here on this episode […]

“I certainly have my own irrational anxieties.” True Story Preview: Jack Walsh

Jack Walsh gets the essence of the spirit behind the personal-artifact-based-tale. Take “Teddy’s Dreams,” the first story Jack told on the True Story back in 2011, for which he then supplied the illustrated tale on our old website. (Seriously, thank you, mom and dad of Jack Walsh for recognizing the pure gold in the page narrated “Teddy is […]

True Story #26 is Friday, July 25th!

Come enjoy three amazing True Tale Tellers  in cool, air-conditioned comfort at True Story #26! Friday, July 25th, 8:00 pm at Kavarna. Our Readers This Truly Great Eve’-! Rachael MADDUX is a writer and editor living in Decatur, Ga. Her essays, features and reviews have appeared in The Oxford American, Slate, The Paris Review Daily, and […]

“Take a moment to imagine life in a tree.” True Story Preview: Jamie Allen

A wise professor-type once told us that writing is about getting obsessed with something and letting it take over your life completely for a while. We find an admirable adherent of this model in Jamie Allen. It started out with a short story he was working on a couple of years ago, told from the point […]

True Story Preview: Jayne O’Connor

Inevitable fact: Every single event in Atlanta’s grassroots lit scene will sooner or later see Jayne O’Connor’s name on it. We first saw her at Carapace, or maybe it was Write Club Atlanta, or perhaps one of the HydeAtl events she herself helped found and coordinate. We’re honestly not sure; what we do know is: […]