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Pérez & Evennou
+ open mic
9PM, Wednesday, August 25
@ Busboys & Poets, 5th & K
Spoken word by mothertongue’s Danielle Evennou alongside words by activist, writer and Feministing.com Editor, Miriam Zoila Pérez.
Miriam Zoila Pérez is a writer, blogger and reproductive justice activist. She is an Editor at Feministing.com and founder of RadicalDoula.com. Her nonfiction writing spans topics like gender, birth, feminism, race and sometimes food. She spends a lot of time explaining what they all have in common. Pérez’s work has appeared in numerous publications and most recently the anthology Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists.
Danielle Evennou is the daughter of a car salesman and stenographer, she values persuasion, shorthand, humor and shiny things. Since 2008, she has served as president of the Board of Instigators for the DC women’s spoken word organization mothertongue. Her poems have appeared in Blue Collar Review, Objet d’Art, Xenith and DCist. In 2010, Evennou was the recipient of a Young Artist Grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the winner of the 27th Annual Larry Neal Writer’s Award in the category of adult poetry. Her first chapbook, Queen of Tuesday, was published earlier this year.
Copies of Queen of Tuesday will be available at the event for only $10.
*Sparkle* is a queer-driven reading series for all at Busboys and Poets, 5th and K. Hosted by Regie Cabico and Danielle Evennou, *Sparkle* is an open mic with featured performer(s) that occurs at 9 PM on the fourth Wednesday of every month. For more information about *Sparkle*, visit the Busboys and Poets website.
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