SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 4:00pm in the Center Theatre
doris diosa davenport is an Educator / Writer / Literary & Performance Poet; an independent,
non-traditional scholar, born and raised in Northeast GA (where she currently resides). Northeast GA has
been her lifelong inspiration, obsession and influence, especially in Soque Street Poems
(1995 published by SNCA).
When she was 6 years old, she read ALICE IN WONDERLAND and became convinced that alternate
realities were doable and feasible. By her teens, doris was a writer, a visual artist, a photographer and a
dancer. She wrote her first short story at age 12 and illustrated her first book 30 years later. As some people
believe in money or love or religion, doris believes in art and truth. And Excellence in pursuit thereof.
She believes that once we work through self-imposed limitations, external lies and delusions, then what's
left is a shimmering, transcendent alternative reality. The only reality. doris has a BA in English from Paine
College (Augusta, GA) and a Ph.D. in African American literature from the University of Southern California.
She has performed and organized more than 150 readings, including several here at SNCA in the mid 1990's.
She has published ten books of poetry; the newest is performance pieces (Aug. 2016).
"doris davenport in performance," is an hour-long (adult content) event which will include poetry, reading
from her books inclusive of theatrical and dramatic elements (like dance, movement, singing, audience
participation, call & response, laughter, etc.) with artist reception to follow.
doris is also AVAILABLE FOR LECTURES, PERFORMANCES, WORKSHOPS, FULLTIME TEACHING.
$10 Members, $12 Non Members.