Meet The Women Behind The Mic

Corrie, Sarah, Sally, Monica, & Emily

Debra Wallace: she rocs

Sally Bittner Bonn, 

Producer & Director

Sally is a writer, teaching artist, and arts administrator, who works as the Director of Youth Education at Writers & Books and has been leading creative writing workshops for adults and children for over a dozen years. Sally’s prose and poetry have been published in various journals and anthologies as well as on Rochester’s Poet’s Walk on University Avenue. She was in the 2016 cast of Listen to Your Mother, Rochester and is thrilled to still be involved this year, wearing a different hat, because there is little that is more important to her in this life than motherhood and the writing and telling of true stories. She is slowly but surely working on a book-length memoir about the joys and challenges of raising her son—who happens to drive a power wheelchair. Sally promotes disability awareness through her writing and through speaking engagements. Her favorite job, though, is as mother to her son Oscar. She lives with her family in Brighton, though she occasionally longs to wander the Mojave Desert or the Pacific coast. She blogs from time to time at www.oscar-go.org.

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Corrie Spike Carter, 

Producer & Media Relations

Corrie operates her own branding, public relations and marketing business. She is an aspiring children’s book author, currently working on wooing publishers and literary agents. Corrie has taught improvisational acting to tweens and teens at STAGES and is an actor and writer for Polite Ink Improv & Sketch Comedy in Rochester. She also co-hosts the Polite Ink comedy talk show on WAYO 104.3 radio. Corrie and her husband Chad live in Fairport with their two beautiful daughters Natalee and Lara.

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Monica Gebell,

Producer & Owner, 

Roc The Mic Productions, LLC

Monica has been fascinated by people, enamored with the craft of writing, and bewitched by storytelling since she can remember. After a challenging stint as an instructor for Upward Bound, Monica found her calling in working with adolescents: so she became an English teacher. To wit, Monica has been teaching literature, theater arts, and humanities for nearly twenty years, and has enjoyed freelance writing since moving home to Rochester in 2004, where she and her husband, Heath, are raising three spirited, delicious kids. 

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The 2018 LTYM Production Team

Sally Bittner Bonn, 

Producer & Director

Sally is a writer, teaching artist, and arts administrator, who works as the Director of Youth Education at Writers & Books and has been leading creative writing workshops for adults and children for over a dozen years. Sally’s prose and poetry have been published in various journals and anthologies as well as on Rochester’s Poet’s Walk on University Avenue. She was in the 2016 cast of Listen to Your Mother, Rochester and is thrilled to still be involved this year, wearing a different hat, because there is little that is more important to her in this life than motherhood and the writing and telling of true stories. She is slowly but surely working on a book-length memoir about the joys and challenges of raising her son—who happens to drive a power wheelchair. Sally promotes disability awareness through her writing and through speaking engagements. Her favorite job, though, is as mother to her son Oscar. She lives with her family in Brighton, though she occasionally longs to wander the Mojave Desert or the Pacific coast. She blogs from time to time at www.oscar-go.org.

Corrie Spike Carter, 

Producer & Media Relations

Corrie operates her own branding, public relations and marketing business. She is an aspiring children’s book author, currently working on wooing publishers and literary agents. Corrie has taught improvisational acting to tweens and teens at STAGES and is an actor and writer for Polite Ink Improv & Sketch Comedy in Rochester. She also co-hosts the Polite Ink comedy talk show on WAYO 104.3 radio. Corrie and her husband Chad live in Fairport with their two beautiful daughters Natalee and Lara.

Monica Gebell,

Producer & Owner, 

Roc The Mic Productions, LLC

Monica has been fascinated by people, enamored with the craft of writing, and bewitched by storytelling since she can remember. After a challenging stint as an instructor for Upward Bound, Monica found her calling in working with adolescents: so she became an English teacher. To wit, Monica has been teaching literature, theater arts, and humanities for nearly twenty years, and has enjoyed freelance writing since moving home to Rochester in 2004, where she and her husband, Heath, are raising three spirited, delicious kids. 

 The 2018 LTYM Production Team

Sally Bittner Bonn, Producer & Director

Sally is a writer, teaching artist, and arts administrator, who works as the Director of Youth Education at Writers & Books and has been leading creative writing workshops for adults and children for over a dozen years. Sally’s prose and poetry have been published in various journals and anthologies as well as on Rochester’s Poet’s Walk on University Avenue. She was in the 2016 cast of Listen to Your Mother, Rochester and is thrilled to still be involved this year, wearing a different hat, because there is little that is more important to her in this life than motherhood and the writing and telling of true stories. She is slowly but surely working on a book-length memoir about the joys and challenges of raising her son—who happens to drive a power wheelchair. Sally promotes disability awareness through her writing and through speaking engagements. Her favorite job, though, is as mother to her son Oscar. She lives with her family in Brighton, though she occasionally longs to wander the Mojave Desert or the Pacific coast. She blogs from time to time at www.oscar-go.org.

Corrie Spike Carter

Corrie operates her own branding, public relations and marketing business. She is an aspiring children’s book author, currently working on wooing publishers and literary agents. Corrie has taught improvisational acting to tweens and teens at STAGES and is an actor and writer for Polite Ink Improv & Sketch Comedy in Rochester. She also co-hosts the Polite Ink comedy talk show on WAYO 104.3 radio. Corrie and her husband Chad live in Fairport with their two beautiful daughters Natalee and Lara.

Monica Gebell

Monica has been fascinated by people, enamored with the craft of writing, and bewitched by storytelling since she can remember. After a challenging stint as an instructor for Upward Bound, Monica found her calling in working with adolescents: so she became an English teacher. To wit, Monica has been teaching literature, theater arts, and humanities for nearly twenty years, and has enjoyed freelance writing since moving home to Rochester in 2004, where she and her husband, Heath, are raising three spirited, delicious kids. 

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