Thursday, June 14, 2012

PAST: POETRY: This Weekend! Capturing Fire Queer Spoken Word Summit & Slam will take place FRI, June 14th - SUN, June 16th at Venues around U St! Individual events are mostly $10 each, The Slam Finals will take place at venue just off of U St this year, Town Danceboutique, on SAT, June 15th form 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Tickets are just $10, 21+

Capturing Fire Queer Spoken Word Summit & Slam
Friday, June 14th - Sunday, June 16th
Individual events listed here, most are $10

Note: Festival pass for all events is just $50, which is a really great deal if you plan to attend more than 5 events, a complete list of events is listed in this post, below the highlighted events 

Also, Please Note: For the most up to date schedule, please refer to the Capturing Fire facebook page here

The 3rd Annual Capturing Fire is back! This international spoken word and poetry festival features queer-identified writers and poets for three days of panels, workshops and performances.  Founded in 2010 by Regie Cabico and Natalie E. Illum, in partnership with Split This Rock, its mission is to increase the visibility and exposure of GLBTQ performance artists. Capturing Fire aims to bring more credibility and awareness to the specific and diverse experiences of queer artists.

The Capturing Fire Summit and Slam is sponsored by the DC Center for the LGBT Community and will take place at various locations throughout Washington, DC. Interested in attending this weekend, the entire festival pass is just $50, most individual events are just $10, including the Grand Slam on Saturday night from 6:00pm - 9:00pm at Town Danceboutique this year, right near the U St Metro. You can check out last year's Capturing Fire Slam finalists: Champion Joanna Hoffman from NYC, followed by Sam Sax from San Francisco and Sophia Walker from Scotland.

Highlighted Events:

Friday, June 14th

6:00pm - 8:00pm
$10, or included with Summit Registration
DC Youth Slam Team, Dan Vera, Adam Stone, Theresa Davis, Nathan Say, Sheri-D Wilson, David Bateman & more.
14th & V
Metro: U St or take the Circulator bus along 14th St to U St

Saturday, June 15th

Capturing Fire Slam Finals - new, larger venue this year!
6:00pm - 9:00pm
$10, 21+
The Slam Finals are the headlining event for this festival! Should be some super talent on the stage: Judson Lewis, Gabe Moses, Nathan Say, Adam Stone, J Mase the III, Spencer Retelle, Adele Hampton,
Lisa Slater, Alessandra Naccarato, Tonda Henderson, Sophia Walker, Keith Jarrett, Sheri D Wilson,
David Bateman, Brittany Fonte, Theresa Davis and more!
Town Danceboutique
2009 8th St NW, near the corner of U St
Metro: U St, African-American War Memorial exit

Additional events include:

Friday June 14th

"Cupid Ain't Shit Show" and Erotic Open Mic9:00pm - 11:00pm
$10, or included with Summit Registration
Hosted by J Mase the III
DC Center 
1318 U Street, NW

Saturday June 15th

Busboys & Poets Queer Brunch9:00am - 11:00am
$25, or included with Summit Registration
2121 14th Street, NW

Capturing Fire Workshops
12:00pm - 4:00pm
$10 for each workshop, or included with Summit Registration
DC Center 
1318 U Street, NW

Workshops Include:
Queer Latino Poetry Workshop led by Dan Vera
12:00pm -1:15pm 
Prose Poetry Workshop led by Brittany Fonte
1:30pm - 2:45pm 
Performance Poetry Workshop led by Regie Cabico
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Capturing Fire After Party
11:00pm - 1:00am
$10, or included with Summit Registration
Musical and Spoken Word Performers Celebrate A Hot Night
Busboys & Poets 
14th & V St. NW

Sunday June 16th
all events on Sunday will take place at 
The DC Center, 1318 U Street, NW

International Queer Poetry Panel & Doughnuts
$10, or included with Summit Registration

Theresa Davis Poetry Workshop co-sponsored by Split This Rock
2:00pm - 4:00pm
$25, or included with Summit Registration

Sunday Kind of Love presents "Flicker & Spark" Poetry Reading5:00pm
$5, or included with Summit Registration

Venues around U St including Busboys and Poets, and The DC Center
Metro: U St or take the Circulator bus to 14th & U

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