Tuesday, June 11th
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Please note, The Black Fox Lounge is on the smaller side, best to arrive early if you'd like to get a seat instead of standing.
"Ignition" is an evening of short readings that will showcase twenty diverse local queer voices and fortify DC’s queer poetry community in preparation for Capturing Fire. This event will serve as an essential source of funding and its proceeds will allow artists from around the world to convene and participate in this unique weekend of competition and community building for queer poets.
Featuring the following fabulous local poets: Diana Maria Vashti , Danielle Badra, Lindsay Tauscher, Jessica Genia Simon, Eryca Kasse, Adele Hampton, Natalie E. Illum (one of the co-founders of Capturing Fire who recently became the Beltway Poetry Slam Champion), Tanne Stephens, Saida Agostani, Poetryzchyld, Ashley Peel, Niki Herd, Joseph Ross, Danielle Evennou (who co-hosts Sparkle, monthly Queer Open Mic at Busboys and Poets 5th & K along with Regie Cabico, the main organizer of Capturing Fire), Lizzy Swane, Sophia Walker and more!