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Benji Carr

Copywriter. Journalist. Editor. Playwright. Author. Storyteller.

Location icon United States

Benji Carr's career as a writer began when he was 16. The managing editor of his hometown newspaper sat him down for a talk, gave him a camera and a notepad. She told him to just ask everyone questions and record whatever they say. Since then, he's been a collector of stories, someone who shares information and attempts to connect people through the joy and empathy that language can inspire.

Benji's work has taken him in a variety of directions. He's worked as an editor for newspapers, CNN and the Department of Defense. He's taken the stage at national storytelling shows like The Moth and Listen to Your Mother. His plays have been staged in Atlanta and Off Off Broadway. He's performed improv comedy and taken the stage as Tiny Tim. He has written opinion pieces for The Guardian. He runs a literary journal intent on showcasing diverse voices. And he's written copy for bail bonds companies and nonprofits seeking to help communities.

If a common thread can be found within his work, he wants audiences to connect and be inspired to act. Our stories connect us. Benji Carr wants to help you share yours.

Portfolio

Copywriting/Development Writing

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What You'll Find: We seek danger. We want thrill. Give us blood, sex, passion, love, memory, mystery, a ballad that haunts your soul, complicated individuals, twisted plots, true stories, fiction stories, narrative poetry, plainclothes pulp, meat-and-potatoes stories. Come here for moments of horror. This is straightforward blood-and-guts.

CreditGuard of America
02/04/2019
Credit Counseling

Advising customers whether consultation on their credit woes would improve their financial futures.

1st Choice Bail Bonds
05/12/2015
Bail Bond Service Gwinnett County

When life just happens call 1st Choice Bail Bonds of Gwinnett County! If you are looking for a reputable and dependable bail bondsman in Gwinnett County then call us. We are here for you day and night, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

Care and Counseling Center of Georgia
06/18/2018
Social Media outreach campaign

Instructing people how to maintain focus and strength at times of adversity to promote available affordable counseling in Atlanta area.

LawnCare.net
10/17/2018
Mosquito Control

Mosquito Control advice to customers of Lawn Care advisory service.

Care and Counseling Center of Georgia
06/11/2018
Suicide prevention campaign

After the deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, CCCG did an outreach upon social media to help any followers coping with feelings of despair.

Creative Writing/Personal Storytelling/Journalism

ARTS ATL
11/17/2021
New Alliance "Christmas Carol" explores how Scrooge "lost his societal link" - ARTS ATL

When Ebenezer Scrooge awakens from his dark Christmas night to a brighter morning full of possibility, audiences are reminded that it's never too late for second chances. The reason A Christmas Carol has been a staple at the Alliance Theatre for 32 years is because it offers people an annual opportunity to reflect and renew, said David H.

ARTS ATL
09/29/2021
Review: Theatrical Outfit's "An Iliad" a potent statement on the tragedy of war - ARTS ATL

The famed film director François Truffaut said that it was impossible to make an anti-war film because every feature depicting war makes explosions and battle fun to watch, that the storytellers inevitably give the audience a kind of hero. An Iliad, running through October 10 at Theatrical Outfit, tackles the noble challenge of creating an anti-war performance headfirst.

InSite Atlanta
01/29/2021
Best TV of 2020

Top 10 shows of 2020, including "The Queen's Gambit" and "I May Destroy You"

WUSSY MAG
10/02/2019
'Scream 2': I think I love you (but what am I so afraid of?) - WUSSY MAG

To recap Scream, in case you missed it, our heroine Sidney's ex-boyfriend Billy Loomis was a deranged serial killer who murdered her mother and was hacking up her friends, then he gaslit her into sleeping with him when she felt guilty for ever doubting his love and innocence.

the Guardian
09/18/2001
Stop flag waving and start being a good American

No American flags hang from my front porch or car windows. I've not been wearing red, white and blue everywhere I go. I've not attended vigils, wept during the national anthem. I've not tied a ribbon around an old oak tree, or anywhere else for that matter.

Write Club Atlanta
10/08/2014
Heads vs. Tails

WRITE CLUB Atlanta pits returning combatant Benjamin Carr against our Consigliere Myke Johns in a bout between Heads and Tails. Call it in the air.

Pembroke Magazine
01/01/2015
It Just Is

Essay about my mother's advice on growing up with cerebral palsy.

Listen to Your Mother
07/09/2014
It Just Is

Benjamin Carr performs "It Just Is," an essay about his mother raising him to combat the prejudices and challenges surrounding cerebral palsy.

WUSSY MAG
03/07/2018
Circle

WUSSY is proud to present "Circle," a deeply personal essay by Atlanta writer Benjamin Carr.

SoundCloud
06/08/2017
Benji Carr - 11/17/2014 by North Avenue Lounge

Guest: Benjamin Carr Storyteller and writer Benjamin Carr discusses his career as a writer and the Atlanta live lit(erary) scene. He also reads several pieces including the most hysterical Waffle House story you've ever heard. Host: Amanda Plumb

Carapace
01/22/2013
Last Chances

Carapace, a monthly storytelling event, consists of brief, true personal stories. Benjamin Carr tells of the first time he scored in basketball.

Carapace
01/24/2012
Endings

Benjamin Carr's first performance at Carapace, detailing a helicopter crash his parents witnessed once.

Thiszinewillchangeyourlife
08/21/2009
Ah Yes, You Are Attempting a New Way of Life... by Benjamin Carr

By the time I was four years old, I had developed this rather in-depth conviction that I was either an alien from outer space or the savior of mankind. Or both. I'd seen Superman and Spider-man in cartoons. I'd seen Luke Skywalker in the movies and sang songs about Jesus Christ in childran's choir.

Fiction/Drama

Amazon
07/12/2021
Impacted

My debut novel from Story Plant.

Georgia Gothic
11/15/2021
Marthasville

Story featured in Georgia Gothic anthology.

New Play Exchange
08/22/2019
Ground Chuck

Short play performed as part of the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival at the Vineyard Theater in Manhattan.

12 Authors 12 Stories 2018
12/12/2018
La Petite Mort

Inspired by the month of February, this compilation featured Benjamin Carr's short story La Petite Mort.

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