Ria Pell's funeral is set for Saturday, Nov. 30, at noon at Westview Cemetery, with a gathering at Ria's Bluebird to follow.
Pell, chef and owner of iconic Atlanta restaurant Ria's Bluebird, died suddenly at her Grant Park home on Sunday.
Theresa Davis is a name any Atlanta writer recognizes. She is the co-host of the long-running Cliterati, a regular part of the city's Art Amok Poetry Slam Team and is the 2011 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion.
A mother, a teacher of 20 years who comes from a family of distinguished writers and artists, Davis self-published six chap books before Sibling Rivalry Press approached her about publishing her first full-length collection of poems in a book titled "After This We Go Dark." Her work gained the attention of the Atlanta City Council, which honored her with a proclamation in 2012 for her past work as well as her becoming the World Poetry Slam Champion.
The Cockpit, Atlanta's newest gay bar, opened Monday night in a soft opening as it prepares for its official grand opening this weekend.
Located in Grant Park just off I-20 on Boulevard, the bar is tucked into a strip mall located next to a fire station with parking in the rear of the building.
At about 9:30 p.m. Monday, the bar was filled with more than a dozen men sitting at the bar having cocktails. A patio outside is for the smokers and those who want to chill on a warm evening.