The Bleux Stockings Society is one of our favorite readings series. It’s an open and positive space for cis women, non-binary, and trans women, with both public and private events. The shows are very personal, inspiring, and unifying.
Don’t miss out on the shows every third Monday at the Highland Ballroom. Unless it’s a show that not for dudes and you’re a dude. Then wait for next month.
Before a Bleux Stockings show is announced a prompt is released where synopses can be submitted. If selected you read at the one connected to the theme. Because of this format a lot of Atlanta writers have gotten their first live reading experience at Bleux Stockings.
This, of course, brought this episode's conversation around to what it’s like to read or be creatively pushed into your first time on stage. John also confesses that he has “more or less done CrossFit.”
Amy Tecosky is a writer with a focus on intersectional feminism and the Atlanta creative community. She is the co-founder of the Bleux Stockings Society, a monthly live lit event highlighting cis/trans women and non-binary people. You can find her work in Deer Bear Wolf Magazine, The Five Hundred and at other live lit events and publications around Atlanta.
Rita Leslie is an Atlanta native, copywriter, comedian and compulsive list maker. Having roots in improv from Village Theater made the transition to 'live lit' a natural progression.
She enjoys dismantling archaic patriarchal constructs with a trident and putting periods at the end of her "haha's" and "lol's" because her joy is definitive and never overstays its welcome.
Conversation topics included:
- Lowcountry Dark by Amy Tecosky
- Are pets scamming us?
- Gambling in order to meet deadlines.
- A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson
- The writings of Amanda Davis and Lindsay Hunter
We hope you enjoy the epsiode.