Date and Time
Feb 15, 2019 9:00 pm
S T O K E D BURLESQUE & POETRY: A QUEER SALON
Curated & Hosted by "The Fairy Godmother of Spoken Word Poetry" Regie Cabico & the 2015 Pioneer of Poetry recipient by the National Underground Spoken Word Poetry Awards, C Thomas, Stoked Burlesque & Poetry Queer Salon is the first ongoing Burlesque and Poetry fusion event in the DMV, featuring anywhere from the best to upcoming queer writers and Burlesque artists in a whimsical, sexy, and poetic way. STOKED provides a salon space where the fiercest voices from the rainbow gather the 3rd Friday of the Month at Busboys & Poets in Takoma, to nurture their voices, sing their hearts out and dance the night away in a sultry and quirky environment. Prepare a maximum of 5 minutes of material: acoustic music, stand-up, spoken word, are all welcome but please refrain from transphobic, racist, & misogynistic work, as the space is designated for Queer & SGL Identities and their Queer allies to shine. Show starts at 9pm. Sign up at 8:40pm. All disciplines welcome. Vocalists must perform accapella or with their own acoustic accompanist.
Tickets at the Door are cash only - $5
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ABOUT THE HOSTS
Regie Cabico is the first Asian and Queer poet to win the Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam, later taking top prizes in the 1993, 1994 & 1997 National Poetry Slams He took a first place prize with New York's Bowery Poetry Club. His work appears on TEDx Talk, HBO Def Poetry Jam, NPR Snap Judgement. His work appears in over 50 anthologies including The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry & Spoken Word Revolution. He produces Capturing Fire: an International Queer Slam in Washington, DC for almost a decade. He resides in Washington, DC
C. Thomas is a writer and performance artist based in Washington, DC. Effectively weaving his emotions into accessible works of art, C. has stunned audiences at Studio 2001 Art Gallery, Angelina College, Howard University, Prince George's Community College, Thomas Jefferson University, Eleanor Roosevelt High School and Journey of Faith United Methodist Church and was named a Pioneer of Poetry by NUSPA (National Underground Spoken Word Poetry Awards) in 2015. An unapologetic voice for social change, C. continues to use art as advocacy for organizations such as Child Abuse Prevention Awareness, Black Lives Matter, SGL (Same Gender Loving) and the LGBT community of which he is proud to be a part
BURLESQUE BY MADAMME SEDUCTION:
Described as what happens when you mix Grace Jones, Okoye, and Maleficent. Madamme Seduction is a DC area, sex educator, kinklesque performer, and erotic enhancement specialist with a plethora of skills gained over 10 years of debauchery. A regular dose of smarts aand sexy at two of DC's sexiest events, Vantablack and Hauxhive. She is also the creator of The Qink Conversation, which host Kinks 'N Drinks, a QTPOC kink class and play party. This sapiosexual aims to use kink and adult sex education to expand pleasure narratives and interrupt the cycle of abuse and sexual assault.
POETRY BY MS NIGHTLYFE:
Jeanette MsNightLyfe Irvin is a breath of fresh air. Ms. Nightlyfe is a published columnist, author, motivational speaker and international poet. Her poetic accolades includes international work with SpokenWord Paris in Paris, France and Vortex in London with Natalie Stewart (Floacist) of Floetry. She is a former associate producer and member of The Punany Poets, from HBO's Real Sex. As a cast member of Positive Scribe Productions, her acting work includes Walk Like A Man, Multimedia Project, Laurinda D. Brown Presents: Sometimes It Snows In Atlanta, and the stage play Worn Out Soles, a Destyne Fulfilled Production. As the founder of Sweet Tooth Media, and Editor-In-Chief of the The S.W.E.E.T Magazine, she has created positive press for several trendsetters and culture shocking revolutionaries such as San Francisco and Atlanta Black Prides, Nishia Da Diva Productions, Amuse Bourche Entertainment, K. Dapree's he(ART) and Soul, Entertainer Butterfly Soul, Pride Books and more. She has an MBA from LeTourneau University, Bachelor of Science from Texas Wesleyan University and is pursuing a MA in School Psychology from Texas Southern University. MsNightLyfe has also been crowned as the National Poetry Awards 2015 Erotic Poet of the Year. Her education and experience has provided her with some excellent tools to apply in creating exceptional writing. When she's not writing, MsNightlyfe frequents ALL the HOTTEST Spots and businesses in a city near you chronicling trendsetters in OUR Culture.