Story Tapestries presents Magnifying the Word, an interactive, spoken word and poetry workshop and performance. It’s the perfect opportunity for anyone—at all levels of experience—who want to build their skills and learn from experienced spoken word artists.
Spoken Word & Poetry Workshop
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm | Studio Theater | $15
Led by talented spoken word artist, Dwayne Lawson-Brown, this showcase-style workshop will give you everything you need to be a confident performer, from writing and stage techniques to developing your stories, characters, monologues, and scenes. Bring a poem, life story or share what you write in the workshop. Experience how you can transform everyday life into art through spoken word and poetry.
Spoken Word & Poetry Performance
8 pm – 9:30 pm (no intermission) | Main Stage | $25
Dwayne Lawson-Brown is a Washington, DC native poet, activist, break dancer, and a host of DC’s longest running open mic series, Spit Dat. In addition to featured readings at every Busboys and Poets location, SAGAfest Iceland 2015, Spirits and Lyrics, Woolly Mammoth Theater, and the C2EA We Can End AIDS March, Dwayne’s short form poetry prowess led him to win the Best Haiku Award at the 2011 National Underground Spoken-Word Poetry Awards. His work to increase HIV-awareness through spoken-word garnered recognition from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, BBC America, Discovery Channel, and The Washington Post.
Spoken Word & Poetry Workshop and Performance – $30
Workshop and Performance Tickets
“I care deeply about people and work to fight stigma related to HIV. One of my dreams came true this year – publishing my book, One Color Kaleidoscope. My goal is to force my audience to feel.” – Dwayne Lawson-Brown
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