What Is Deer Bear Wolf?

Deer Bear Wolf is a multidisciplinary arts organization that supports and empowers Atlanta creatives through a variety of resources. We change and grow with the community.

Current Projects:


Transgression is an immersive performance series retelling classic literature in Atlanta landmarks. We team up with creatives from various disciplines, including writers, visual artists, musicians, and actors to create a full sensory experience. Transgression was named “Best Way to See Literary Characters Come to Life” by Creative Loafing in 2015.

Find out more at transgressionatl.com


Every Monday, we release a carefully curated event list of Atlanta art and culture, wellness, and social impact happenings.

Previous Projects:

Deer Bear Wolf Records

Deer Bear Wolf has released over a dozen records from local favorites such as Dot.s, Hello Ocho, Oryx and Crake, Sealions, Small Reactions, and more. We also have produced over 40 album releases and music shows throughout the city.

Deer Bear Wolf Magazine Issues 1-5

Deer Bear Wolf Magazine is a periodical that chronicles and showcases work by Atlanta-based artists, writers, photographers, journalists, and other creatives. Deer Bear Wolf was voted “Best Local Zine” in 2015 and “Best Local Lit Publisher” in 2015 & 2016.

Deer Bear Wolf Press

Deer Bear Wolf Press held reading series and published books and chapbooks from Atlanta authors. Titles include Make Blackout Poetry by John Carroll and All Glitter, Everything by Laura Relyea.

Phoenix Festival

Phoenix Festival is our annual arts and music festival that highlighted a different neighborhood every year. Working with the community, we activated the neighborhoods of Polar Rock, Pittsburgh, and Peoplestown.

Natural Selection

Natural Selection is a multidisciplinary monthly variety show aimed at bringing artists together who wouldn’t normally collaborate.


Executive Director: Elizabeth Jarrett

Elizabeth Jarrett is a curator, artist, and designer born and raised in Atlanta, GA. She graduated with a BA in Theater and Performance Studies from Kennesaw State University and continues to design and produce work around town. Past work seen at Synchronicity Theatre, The American Theatre of Actors in NYC, Serenbe Playhouse, Aurora Theatre and more. She is a 2017 Hambidge Fellow at the Hambidge Center for Arts and Sciences and most recently a resident artist at The Ionian Institute of Art and Culture in Kefelonia, Greece.

Collaborator: John Carroll

John Carroll is a web solutions and marketing consultant for a New York Times bestselling author. He is the founder of the online creative community, Make Blackout Poetry. His work has been featured in Teen Vogue magazine and at Tedx. In 2015, He won a best of Creative Loafing award for Best Community-Sourced Poetry. His first chapbook, Slow Burn, was released in 2013. It sold out in 36 hours. His second book, Hidden Messages of Hope sold out in 2016 and is being reissued by London poetry press, Eyewear Publishing.

Collaborator: Laura Relyea

Laura Relyea is Executive Editor of ArtsATL. Her book, All Glitter, Everything, a collection of flash prose, was released by Deer Bear Wolf in March 2015. A portion of the book was included in the 2015 &Now Experimental Fiction Anthology, released biennially by the University of Notre Dame. Her essays, reviews, poems, and features have been published in The Bitter Southerner, Thought Catalog, Monkey Bicycle, Necessary Fiction, and elsewhere. Her book criticism has been published in PASTE, Fanzine, and Vouched Books. She was previously the Managing Editor of Scoutmob, and the Editor & Chief of Vouched Books. Relyea received a BA in Telecommunications and Creative Writing from Ball State University.

Collaborator: Emma Yarbrough

Board of Directors:

President: Davy Minor

Vice President: Deisha Millar

Secretary: John Seay

Treasurer: Melissa Darrow