December is the month to TAKE!



This show is gonna be one you won’t want to miss, and here’s why:

  • This is the last show of 2013.
  • We are taking January off, as is our tradition.
  • We are pulling up new voices at every show, and old regulars are knocking it out of the park.
  • We may have our first swag available for purchase..and WEARING!

Pretty crazy, right?

Now, on to the topic at hand.  What does the word Take mean to you?  The holiday season of Giving is now screaming out of the bag, the stores filled with red and green before the orange and black had even cleared out.  Soon, you won’t be able to escape that fucking Drummer Boy song, the sound of sleigh bells pulling on your ears until you begin to bleed from the nostrils. Pointless pressure to spend will crush our poor fingers as we long for the bleak empty days of January when things will finally Still once more.

This season is also full of seeing people we love most in the world, mistletoe, too much food and booze, nostalgia, and hoped-for moments of reflection on the year behind us.

What will you Take? Nagging from your Great Aunt? Joy in childish things? Third helpings?

Put together 5 minutes of words. Show up at 8:30 to sign up.  Here’s the event link:

Come Take With Us.


You’re gonna choke on our Plenty!



Hello Naked Citizens!

Last week’s show was an utterly amazing display of words from old and new, and took us into sincere, creepy, delightful, and horrifying places.  Berny and I both, after the show, looked at each other and chatted about the type of joy found in a great night, and we left feeling inspired.

November’s show is themed PLENTY, and after the embarrassment of riches in October, can you believe that our greedy little black hearts want more!?  If you’ve learned anything from being around us the past year and change, it’s that we ALWAYS want more of your words.  We want more candy.  We want more thrills and surprises and people taking their 5 minutes and owning the fuck out of them.  We will never be sated.

PLENTY is a good start, but we want more.  Come give it to us on Monday November 4th!!  Sign up sheet goes out at 8:30, and pushing/shoving isn’t recommended. Y’all are some feisty writers.

Love, G



There’s a bite in the air, and my absolute favorite time of the year has begun to kick off….HALLOWEEN SEASON! Some people may call it fall, some autumn, but I don’t start to get excited for the gray spooky chill until I see that Orange and Black display go up in the grocery store.  A bit commercial, perhaps, but I was raised in the suburbs, not on a fucking apple farm.

ANYWAY, our next show’s theme is FEAR, and what a delicious theme it is!   There’s not a better place in town to get the light chills than the Goat Farm Arts Center, with the vibrant laying cheek by jowl with decay, the silhouettes of shattered windows laying against the cobalt of earlier sundowns. I’ve had some people already write me that they’ve got fun pieces lined up, so show up on October 7th at 8:30 to sign up, or closer to 9 to hang out and watch the show!

Halloween candy will, of course, be provided. Wear eye protection. :)



Pride Goeth as Naked City September!



I can’t believe I’m making a post for our September show already!  It seems like just yesterday that we were meeting with the folks from the Goat Farm, sussing out a 2013 schedule and praying that they would keep us.

Now we head into autumn, and I can easily say that one of the things I’m most Proud of is this show and the community of fun and mayhem and words that we are building.  This past show had a guy that had never heard of us (before that afternoon) sign up and wing it for 5 minutes.  He was amazing, and under the line by 2 seconds!!

We also had gorgeous live musical accompaniment throughout the night by George Kotler-Wallace, which really classed up our vagabond showcase.

Pride can be good, it can be hubris…it can inspire or destroy us.  What’s YOUR story?  See you in September at the Goat Farm!


August 5th, come get SEXY with Naked City!



Last month’s anniversary show was so much fun, with old and new faces, some goodbyes to people that have become Naked City citizens, a Wheel of Consequences that was ALL PRIZE BAGS, and even cupcakes!

We’re going to keep things going by returning to a favorite theme in August: SEX!  We want your seduction tips, your embarrassing stories, your fetishes, your fan fics, your first times, your worst times…ALL of it!

Our new lottery system has been quite a thing to get used to, but you all are rolling with it like champs.  And of course, if you don’t make it into the show proper, send us a file of your words or stay for the after-show to record it.

Hit us up on the facebook page if you have any questions!

Love and Blumpkins,



June’s Theme: SHAME!

May’s show was an absolute Panic blast, and Berny and I were thrilled by the words we got to host.  We had returning faces, including Atlanta’s own Doc Holliday, new ones, and a surplus of two readers! Thank you to all of our readers: Alex Ridgeway, Billy Gewin, Mike Tunno, Cris Gray, Annalise Kaylor, Dan Barton, Jayne O’Connor, Jack Babalon, David Russell, Jeremy Maxwell, and Myke Johns.

While we’re here, that’s an excellent topic to address. What do we do when we exceed the limits of the roster for the evening?  We want to keep the show from becoming too long, so we do have to put a cap on how many people can get up and read.  However, if you arrive with your words after the sign-up sheet has been pulled, we have options for you!  You can stay after the show to record, record it on your own and send it through, or send us the doc and we’ll post it for everyone to enjoy.  Chris Alonzo and Leonard Pallat’s pieces are up ( , and more content is on its way!!

SO. That said, June’s theme is SHAME.  One thing I love about the word is the range that it evokes for me, from a flash of embarrassed heat in a clumsy social situation to telling my mom I wished my kindergarten teacher was my actual mom. I still cringe when I think of how that must have felt to hear.

What does it make *you* think of?  Prepare 5 minutes of content on the subject (anything you want to do…really.), and join us on June 3rd, the FIRST MONDAY of the month at the Goat Farm Arts Center’s WARHORSE LOUNGE.  The list will go out at 8pm. Show up then to sign up, kids. Otherwise, come for a fucking grand time.

Love you more than my luggage,