OUTSPOKEN: Women’s Spoken Word  and Other Queer Expressions

OUTSPOKEN: Women’s Spoken Word and Other Queer Expressions

Date and Time

Jun 3, 2019 8:00 pm

Location

Brookland

625 Monroe St NE, Washington, District of Columbia, 20017

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Description:

Join Capital Pride and Busboys and Poets for the annual OUTSpoken: Women’s Spoken Word and other queer expressions FULL-STORE pride event. Emceed/Hosted by spoken word artist Charity Blackwell. Enjoy the live DJ music by DJ Diyanna Monet, special performances from Larry Styles and Molasses with Pretty Boi Drag; DC's most exciting drag show, plus 2 hours of mic open to women-identified folks of all backgrounds to share their story through words or music. Audience members can expect a diverse chorus of voices, and an array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, and more!

Spoken Word Host/Emcee: Charity Joyce Blackwell

DC SCORES Director of Writing Charity Blackwell is a spoken word artist, host, emcee, and poetry specialist. A Trinity University graduate, she received her B.A and M.A. in Communications. Charity’s natural stage presence and charm have earned her hosting accolades, at events including Poetry SLAMS for DC SCORES (2013-2016), the America SCORES New York National Poetry SLAM! (2015 -2016), Busboys and Poets Open Mics (2016-Current), the Our Words Our City Poetry Showcase (2017), the Women’s March Open Mic (2017), and many more. She has performed original work on international networks including the BBC and throughout the East Coast. She is currently working on her first book of poems.

Pretty Boi Drag performer's 

Larry Styles: You can take the man out of Florida but you can't take Florida out of the man. Larry Styles has been tearing up the DC drag scene since his debut at Open King Night, a drag king open mic night, last year. High energy, handsome and full of surprises, Larry will bring any crowd to its feet!

Molasses: Smoother and sweeter than his namesake, Molasses has yet to meet a crowd who doesn't have a sweet tooth. A relative newcomer to the DC drag king scene, Molasses has quickly become a crowd favorite for his eclectic style, sweet moves and sweet beard

Live Music: DJ Diyanna Monet

Diyanna Monet is a Washington DC performing and visual artist. Her enthusiasm and ambition for movement stems from a childhood of being exposed to several genres of music including Hip-hop, R&B, and the native Go-Go sound, which catalyzed her path in DJing. Inspired by several collectives and artists in the city, Diyanna's creative blends of music convey reminiscent energies of the "House Party".

To accommodate as many people as we possibly can, we're making this a FULL-STORE event. The full food and drink menu will be available throughout the event, including Pride-themed drink specials.

This space is open to ALL, we welcome all gender identities and especially encourage our transwomen and cis-women community to share their words on the mic.

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Seating is first come, first served. Doors open at 7:30 pm

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