David hosts and produces the radio show Wordland on WUGA, performance and readings of poetry, fiction, plays and comedy. He created and hosted Great Apes, a public-radio comedy show, for 7 years.
Oates also ran the Athens Poetry Slam and Open Mike for six years. He has performed his work at numerous slams and readings. He worked for a while as a poetry educator, performing classic poems for students for Poetry Alive! and practiced and performed for a season with an improvisational comedy troupe.
His previous radio jobs were as the host of Front Porch Stories, a sort of Appalachian Radio Reader, for WMMT in Whitesburg, Kentucky, and as a writer and performer on Things You Need to Hear (comedy) at WETS in Johnson City, Tennessee.
David Oates new book from Brick Road Poetry Press, Drunken Robins, is a collection of short poems capturing evocative moments from nature and people.
Tuesdays @ 3:30 pm
Book Signings and Readings
To Be Announced
- No Shame of Athens
Sundays at Hendershots Coffee
- Word of Mouth
Monthly poetry open mike at Globe Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm
David Reads Excerpts from Drunken Robins