Come on out for our Very Here, Very Queer CAPTURING FIRE QUALIFIER, featuring Capturing Fire’s 2015 Champion and all-around No BullPoop No Fux Giving Poet/Prophet/Pidgeon Whisperer Timothy DuWhite!!
6:30pm Free Writing Workshop with I.S. Jones
7:30pm Sign-Ups and Socialize
8:00pm Slam and Feature
$5 // All Ages // Wheelchair Accessible
COMPETING POETS: must be self-identified queer to compete! must have three 3 minute poems! must consider registering for Capturing Fire and competing anyway, regardless of who wins this qualifier!
About our Feature:
Timothy DuWhite is the current Program Manager at New York Writers Coalition, a non-profit dedicated to providing writing workshops to under-served communities. Prior to his time at NYWC, Timothy worked as the Program Coordinator at Urban Word NYC, a champion in youth literacy, and as the Online Communications Specialist at Believe Out Loud, an online network invested in bridging the gap between the faith and LGBTQ communities. He received his BA in English/Creative Writing from Montclair State University, where he developed his love for spoken word poetry and performance. Timothy’s work has been featured at venues/sites such as the United Nations/UNICEF, Apollo Theater, Nuyorican Poet’s cafe, The Rumpus, Bowery Poetry Club, La Mama Theater and many more. In 2015, Timothy developed a writing workshop entitled “HIV & the State: Coalition Building beyond the Condom,” in which he communally debunks popular narratives surrounding HIV as it relates to black people. Timothy’s political work and analysis has granted him appearances/keynote speeches at institutions such as San Diego State University, Columbia University, Oregon State University, Columbia College Chicago, and many more. When he isn’t off trying to save the world, Tim can be found working on his next play, and listening to 90’s R&B.
About Capturing Fire:
Capturing Fire is a DC-based international spoken word and poetry festival where queer-identified writers gather for 3 days of individual poetry slam competition, alongside panels, workshops and performances during the day. The Poetry Slam focus of Capturing Fire will be June 9 and 10 with a series of Queer Arts Events starting Sunday June 4 at The Sparkle Open Mic at Busboys & Poets. We will be holding Capturing Fire during Capital Pride Weekend which culminates with the LGBT March on Sunday June 11, 2017 at 10am. For more information, please refer to https://capfireslam.org/