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JANUARY 2014

01 . 12 . 2014

IOTA POETRY SERIES
Reading with Barbara Goldberg
Iota Club & Cafe . Arlington VA

 

 

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MARCH 2013


03 . 06-09 . 2013

2013 AWP CONFERENCE & BOOKFAIR
Hynes Convention Center . Boston MA


03 . 13 . 2013

RED HEN AT BOSTON COURT
Katherine Coles, Terrance Hayes,
Peggy Shumaker & Dan Vera

Boston Court Performing Arts Center . Pasadena CA


03 . 16 . 2013


RED HEN AT POETS HOUSE
Eloise Klein Healy, Jane Hirschfield & Dan Vera
Poets House . New York City

04 . 6 . 2013

WASHINGTON BOOK LAUNCH

Busboys & Poets . Cullen Room . 5th & K . Washington . DC

05 . 18 . 2013

Writer's Center Poetry Series
Dan Vera
with Obama Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco
Writer's Center . Bethesda MD.


06 . 01 . 2013

QUEERING SOUND 13
+ALMAGEST! + ARTHUR LOVES PLASTIC + BLK w/ BEAR + DI TUÏ PIÀN DUÀN / 遞推片段 + NIKI HERD + NICK LOPATA + LOWERED + NOWHERIANS + OFF STUDIO TORINO + JOSEPH ROSS + DAN VERA
Washington Post: “Can’t Miss” Event
Washington Blade
: Best Bet

06 . 14 . 2013

CAPTURING FIRE - IGNITION
Busboys & Poets . 14th & V St. NW . Washington DC

07 . 01 . 2013

CAFE MUSE LITERARY SERIES
Reading with Kathi Wolfe & Dan Vera
Friendship Heights Village Center . Chevy Chase . MD

 

07 . 27 . 2013

GIOVANNI'S ROOM
Reading with Joseph Ross & Dan Vera
Giovanni's Room Bookstore . Philadelphia . PA

08 . 03 . 2013

Outwrite Book Festival

Reading with Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, Michael Klein and Dan Vera

Reeves Building . Washington . DC

09 . 07 . 2013

Hear at Martha's Reading Series
Reading with Alan King, Melanie McCabe, Joseph Ross & Dan Vera
Martha Washington Community Library . Alexandria VA

Sponsored by Plan B Press

09 . 24 . 2013

University of Texas El Paso
Reading with Laurie Ann Guerrero

10 . 24 . 2013

Poetry Foundation
. Chicago IL

10 . 30 . 2013

Kensington Reading Series
. Kensington MD

 

2012    
 

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05 . 30 . 2012
CAPTURING FIRE
OPENING READING : IGNITION

Capturing Fire, the country’s only National Queer Spoken Word
Summit and Slam, begins with an evening of short readings showcasing twenty diverse local queer voices from the Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia areas.
Busboys & Poets . 14th & V St. NW . Washington DC

06 . 02 . 2012
QUEERING SOUND # 13
2012 . Red-Rag + Pink-Flag

Pinkcourtesyphone [live performance] . BLK w/ BEAR [live performance + video mix] . Arthur Loves Plastic [live performance] . Mary Coble [digital contributor] . Nowhereians [digital contributor] . Bryin Dall [live soundtrack performance] . Teho Teardo [digital contributor] . Dan Vera [words] . Michelle Webb [live performance] . Kathi Wolfe [words] . Nick Lopata [digital contributor]

Atlas Performing Arts Center . 1333 H St NE . Washington DC

06 . 23 . 2012
LITTLE PATUXENT REVIEW READING
Celebrating its sixth year of publishing poetry, fiction, visual art and nonfiction.
Reading with Sally Rosen Kindred, Jennifer McGaha, Jill Williams, Shirley Brewer, Brian Gilbert, Johnna Schmidt.
Oliver's Carriage House . 5410 Leaf Treader Way . Columbia MD

06 . 26 . 2012
Word for Word Poetry in Bryant Park
Aracelis Girmay • Urayoan Noel • Dan Vera
Reading Room . Bryant Park . New York City, NY
Listen Online!

09 . 14 . 2012
ISOSCELES READING
"Who's D.C. / Whose Poetry":
A Generational Reading & Public Discussion

Brian Gilmore • Tarfia Faizullah • Dan Vera
Hamiltonian Gallery . U Street NW . Washington, DC
Curator: Kyle Dargan, Moderator: Fred Joiner

12 . 02 . 2012
DIVINING DIVAS READING
Reading from the anthology
Divining Divas: 100 Gay Men on Their Muses

Regie Cabico • Michael MontlackJeff Oaks • Allen Smith • Dan Vera
Writer's Center . Bethesda MD
Editor: Michael Montlack


2011    
 


02 . 02-05 . 2011

AWP Conference Panels:
"Four by Four: Beltway Poetry Quarterly Celebrates the Poetic Lineage of the Capitol City"
"Bright Lights of Brookland: Reading the Legacy of DC's Northeast Neighborhood"

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel • Washington, DC

02 . 03 . 2011
3 Dollar Bill Reading
Queer Poets One Poem Reading
Photo Gallery
Read with: Francisco Aragón, Oliver Bendorf, Tamiko Beyer, Regie Cabico, Cynn Chadwick, Julie Enszer, Danielle Evennou, Gina Evers, Reginald Harris, Natalie E. Illum, Charles Jensen, Saeed Jones, Eloise Klein Healy, Rickey Laurentiis, Paul Lisicky, Michael Montlack, Eileen Myles, Kristin Naca, Christa Orth, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Radclyffe, Douglas Ray, Jason Schneiderman, Joseph Shapiro, Ely Shipley, Justin Torres, Dan Vera, & Valerie Wetlaufer.
HRC Headquarters . 1640 Rhode Island Avenue NW • Washington, DC

02 . 04 . 2011
Floricanto in Washington

Read with poets: Francisco X. Alarcon, Tara Betts, Sarah Browning, Regie Cabico, Carmen Catalayud, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Susan Deer Cloud, Martín Espada, Odilia Galvan Rodriguez, Carmen Gimenez Smith, Aracelis Girmay, Randall Horton, Juan Felipe Herrera, Dorianne Laux, Marilyn Nelson, Mark Nowak, Barbara Jane Reyes, Abel Salas, Sonia Sanchez, Craig Santos Perez, Hedy Trevino, Pam Ushuk, Dan Vera, Rich Villar, and Andre Yang.
Co-sponsored and presented by the Acentos Foundation, Split This Rock, and the Poets Responding to SB 1070 Facebook group.
True Reformer Building, 1200 U Street NW, Washington, DC

06 . 11 . 2011
QUEERING SOUND 2011
no more songs
alternative performance . sound + digital + literary arts . focusing on lesbian . gay . bisexual . post-gender-identified .  supportive and queer artisans
Featuring: Noveller [live performance] . BLK w/ BEAR [live performance + video mix] . Arthur Loves Plastic [live performance] . Mark Beazley [live performance] . U.S. Girls [live performance] . Stephen Spera [digital contributor - audio] . Oliver Bendorf [words] . Danielle Evennou [words] . Joseph Ross [words] . Dan Vera [words] . Rome Pays Off [digital contributors - video] . Nick Lopata [digital contributor - video]
JS Adams [curator]
son Boulevard, Arlington, VA


2010    
 


02 . 24 . 2010
Kensington Row
Bookshop Poetry Series
Kensington Row Bookshop
3786 Howard Avenue - Kensington, MD

04 . 09 . 2010
One Poem Festival
Dikeou Collection
1615 California St. Ste 515, Denver, CO
AWP Conference - Denver, Colorado

Reading with Aaron A. Abeyta, Oscar Bermeo, Richard Blanco, Xánath Caraza, Lorna Dee Cervantes, John Chávez, Mario Duarte, Juliana Aragón Fatula, Harrison Candelaria Fletcher, Diana Garcia, Liz González, Tim Z. Hernández, Lisa Jimenez, Sheryl Luna, John Michael Martinez, Michael Luis Medrano, María Meléndez, Carolina Monsiváis, Juan J. Morales, Kristin Naca, Emmy Pérez, Manuel Ramos, John-Michael Rivera, Carmen Giménez Smith, Danny Solis, Gloria Vando, Dan Vera, and Rich Villar.
Hosted by Momotombo Press and PALABRA

04 . 18 . 2010
Full Moon on K Street
Washington Anthology Reading
Historical Society of Washington, DC
801 K Street NW - Mount Vernon Square - Washington, DC.

Reading with Reginald Dwayne Betts, Carleasa Coates, Donna Denize, Sunil Freeman, Deidre R. Gantt, Mary Ann Larkin, Saundra Rose Maley, David McAleavey, Joseph Ross and Dan Vera.Sponsored by Beltway Poetry Quarterly and the Historical Society of Washington, DC.

06 . 05 . 2010
Queering Sound 2010
S T R I N G _ T H E O R Y

Pyramid Atlantic - Silver Spring, MD USA
8230 Georgia Avenue + 301-608-9101

the annual staging of alternative performance . sound art . and spoken word . focusing on lesbian . gay . bisexual . post-gender-identified . supportive and queer artisans presented by the Triangle Artists Group . JS Adams [curator]

BLK w/ BEAR [caustic drone_broadcast bleed] + VJ Poppins [live video mix] . Arthur Loves Plastic [electronica] . Danielle Evennou [words] . Richard Chartier [electronics] . A.B. Miner [visuals] . Isnaj Dui _ [digital contributor] . Soft Pieces + The Human Crochet Project [electronics] . Insect Factory [guitar drone] . Nicholas Szczepanik [electronics] . Michelle Webb [roots music_nu-jazz] . Nick Lopata [video] . Dan Vera [words] . VLT_BLK [turntable deconstruction]
Washington Post: “Can’t Miss” Event
Washington Blade
: Best Bet

06 . 06 . 2010
Full Moon on K Street
Washington Anthology Reading
Washington Friends of Walt Whitman
Washington, DC.
Teri Ellen Cross, Hayes Davis, Patricia Gray, Michael Gushue,
Saundra Rose Maley, Kim Roberts, and Dan Vera.


06 . 20 . 2010
Neruda Toast
Organization of American States Garden
Raising a glass to the great poet on the anniversary of his visit to Washington, DC

08 . 6 . 2010
Poetry Lab at The Soundry
316 Dominion Rd NE Vienna, VA 22180
Steven Allen May [curator]

10 . 27 . 2010
A Reading in Support of the Exhibit:
THE VERY QUEER PORTRAITS OF HEYD FONTENOT
Reading with Julie R. Enszer
@
University of Maryland Art Gallery

College Park , MD

11 . 21 . 2010
SUNDAY KIND OF LOVE
Reading with Steven Cordova
@ Busboys & Poets (Langston Room)
2021 14th Street NW - Washington, DC
Sponsored by Letras Latinas & Split This Rock

12 . 05 . 2010
Reading from the Spectacular Anthology
Persistent Voices: Poetry By Writers Lost to AIDS
Reading with Charles Jensen,
Kim Roberts
, and Philip Clark

@ The Writers Center


2009    
 


02 . 12 . 2009
Takoma Park Third Thursday Poetry Series
Read with Kathi Wolfe
Takoma Park Community Center,
7500 Maple Avenue - Takoma Park, MD

03 . 24 . 2009
Library of Congress GLOBE Reading Series
Featured Reader
Sponsored by GLOBE
Madison Building - Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC

04 . 15 . 2009
Palabra Pura Reading
Read with Carmen Alicia Murguia

Sponsored by The Guild Complex
Décima Musa - in the Pilsen neighborhood
1901 S. Loomis (@19th) - Chicago, Illinois

Palabra Pura is in partnership with Letras Latinas of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame and the Rafael Cintron Ortiz Cultural Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This series is also supported by contratiempo and Arena Cultural.

04 . 27 . 2009
Reading at the West End Public Library
Read with Kim Roberts and Holly Bass

Sponsored by DC Public Library

05 . 10 . 2009
IOTA Reading Series
Read with Michael Gushue

Sponsored by Word Works and
organized and hosted by Miles David Moore.

05 . 31 . 2009
Walking Tour: GLBT Writers of Washington
Sponsored by DC Center ,
Cultural Tourism DC and WalkingTownDC.org
A guided walking tour of the Dupont Circle neighborhood exploring the GLBT Writers of Washington.
Tour the Dupont Circle neighborhood, and learn how Gay literary culture flourished in the 1970s through the present in this neighborhood, with the influence of such writers as Essex Hemphill, Ed Cox, Tim Dlugos, Michael Lally, Richard McCann, Andrew Holleran, and many others. Stops include: Dupont Park (with its gorgeous fountain designed by Daniel Chester French); Lambda Rising bookstore; the site of the Community Bookshop, home to the Mass Transit readings and Some of Us Press; and a few writer's homes.

06 . 07 . 2009
Queering Sound - QUIX 2009
Pyramid Atlantic - Silver Spring, MD USA
8230 Georgia Avenue + 301-608-9101

the annual staging of alternative performance . sound art . and spoken word . focusing on lesbian . gay . bisexual . post-gender-identified . supportive and queer artisans presented by the Triangle Artists Group . JS Adams [curator]
LIVE PERFORMERS + DIGITAL CONTRIBUTORS
BLK w/ BEAR [caustic drone_broadcast bleed_warm ambient tones] . Arthur Loves Plastic [electronica] . Regie Cabico [words] . Dead Violets [experimental_electronics_words] . Danielle Evennou [words] . Elite Barbarian _ UK [experimental_electronics_digital contributor] . Grapefruit Experiment _ Charlottesville VA [experimental_post punk] . Eryca Kasse [words] . Nick Lopata [video] . VJ Poppins [live video mix] . Dan Vera [words] . The Window Shoppers _ Baltimore MD [pop punk_new wave]
Washington Post: “Can’t Miss” Event
Washington Blade
: Best Bet

07 . 21 . 2009
Joaquin Miller Cabin Series
Sponsored by Word Works
Joaquin Miller Cabin in Rock Creek Park
Read with Cynthia Atkins
The Miller Cabin Series is hosted by Kathi Morrison-Taylor.

09 . 21 . 2009
FALL FOR THE BOOK FESTIVAL
Read with Naomi Ayala & Carmen Calatayud
Sponsored by George Mason University

11 . 21 . 2009
Opening Reception
The Prufrock Project
York Arts Gallery . York, PA 17
401

Curated by Barbara DeCesare.


2008    


03 . 10 . 2008
Split This Rock Festival Reading

Sponsored by Beltway Poetry Quarterly
Featured readers:
Winona Addison, Naomi Ayala, Teri Ellen Cross,
Yael Flusberg, Tanya Snyder, Dan Vera,
Rosemary Winslow, and Kathi Wolfe.
Followed by open mic.
Busboys and Poets
Curators:: Kim Roberts and Regie Cabico.

08 . 20 . 2008
THREE POET BILL
at the Intersections Reading Series

Three Gay Poets:
Francisco Aragon, Gregg Shapiro & Dan Vera

1922 Martin Luther King Ave SE • Washington, DC
Curated by Fred Joiner and
Sponsored by the American Poetry Museum

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09 . 24 . 2008
"A Space Inside" Reading Series
Michael Gushue & Dan Vera Reading Poetry

Riverby Books on Capitol Hill
417 East Capitol Street • Washington, DC

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10 . 04 . 2008
Capital Book Fest
Read with Deanna Nikaido, Teri Ellen Cross,
Alita Terry, Katherine Young, and Maritza Rivera
Hosted by Kim Roberts
The Blvd @ Cap Centre Borders Books - Largo, MD

10 . 15-19 . 2008
Atlanta Queer Literary Fest
Reading and Presenting
Atlanta, Georgia

10 . 16 . 2008
Read with Alex Sanchez, Paul Lisicky, Sister So Am I.
Outwrite Books . Atlanta, GA

10 . 18 . 2008
Read with Ed Madden.
Atlanta Central Library
One Margaret Mitchell Square - Atlanta, GA

11 . 02 . 2008
An Afternoon of Political Poetry
Read with Kenneth Carroll, and Melissa Tuckey.
Writer's Center


2007    
 


QUEERING SOUND 07

[ DIS LO CA TION : SUBVERTING CONTEXTUAL ANALYSIS]

Warehouse Next Door :
1021 7th Street NW : Washington DC 20001 : USA
Seventh installment of acclaimed sound, video + spoken word event
offered a continued program of the provocative, the experimental, and the cutting edge
The room used to be filled with words...
The seventh installment of Queering Sound again gathered together local, national
and international artists - with a non-exclusive curatorial focus towards gay, lesbian and post-gender-identified participants - who explore alternative avenues of expression through sound, the digital arts, noise, and spoken word. The music performance space of the Warehouse complex will host both established and upcoming local talents as well as serve to introduce Washington audiences to new sounds and visions from across the globe through digital contributions.
LIVE PERFORMERS + DIGITAL CONTRIBUTORS
Arthur Loves Plastic [ DIGITAL CONTRIBUTOR ] BLK w/ BEAR [ LIVE PERFORMER ] R H Bear [ LIVE PERFORMER ] Fabiano Cueva & María Teresa Ponce [ DIGITAL CONTRIBUTORS ] J R Logan [ LIVE PERFORMER ] Nick Lopata [ DIGITAL CONTRIBUTOR ] Marc Manning [ DIGITAL CONTRIBUTOR ] Minibloc [ DIGITAL CONTRIBUTORS ] Northern Machine [ LIVE PERFORMERS ] Doug Poplin [ LIVE PERFORMER ] Renee Shaw aka VJ Poppins [ LIVE PERFORMER ] P D Sexton [ LIVE PERFORMER ] Ultra-red [ DIGITAL CONTRIBUTORS ] Dan Vera [ LIVE PERFORMER ]
Washington Blade: Best Bet
Washington Post: “Can’t Miss” Event

10 . 01 . 2007
Featured Poet at Busboys & Poets Shirlington
BUSBOYS & POETS
Read in the Paul Robeson Room
4251 So. Campbell Avenue - Arlington, VA 22206


2006    
 

 

06 . 03 . 2006
Brookland Writers Celebrate Brookland Artists I
with poems by Sterling A. Brown & other Brookland Artists

The Graham Collection
3518 Twelfth Street NE
(Between Monroe and Newton Streets, NE)

06 . 10 . 2006
The Triangle Artists Group presents
QUEERING SOUND 06 [ ECHO + DECAY ]
Warehouse Next Door
1017 7th Street NW : Washington DC : USA
Sixth installment of acclaimed sound + spoken word event offers
a continued program of the provocative, the experimental, and the cutting edge
The sixth installment of Queering Sound again gathers together local, national and international artists - with a non-exclusive curatorial focus towards gay, lesbian and post-gender-identified participants - who explore alternative avenues of expression through sound, the digital arts, noise, and spoken word. The music performance space of the Warehouse complex will host both established and upcoming local talents as well as serve to introduce Washington audiences to new sounds and visions from across the globe through digital contributions. Compact discs, recordings, and other merchandise from contributors and performers will also be available for sale.
LIVE PERFORMERS + DIGITAL CONTRIBUTORS include: Arthur Loves Plastic; BLK w/ BEAR; R H Bear of BILE [NYC]; Everything is Fine : Heavy Lids : Marc Joseph Manning [Portland OR]; FEEDBACKACKACK! [Pittsburgh PA]; Douglas Graves [Nomadic Sound Bear]; J R Logan; Nick Lopata; Nowhereians [UK]; Doug Poplin; QIER : Queer Institute of Ersatz Research; DC Radical Faeries; Ginger Richards of Federal City Five and The Hall Monitors; Tim Sheetz : J-Lo-Fi; Ethan Shoshan [NYC]; and Dan Vera.
Washington Blade: Best Bet
Washington Post: “Can’t Miss” Event

06 . 18 . 2006
Sunday Kind of Love
A Reading to Celebrate Gay Pride Month

Busboys & Poets (Langston Room)
2021 14th Street NW

Read with Barbara Orton, Venus Thrash, and Tim'm West.
Kathi Wolfe [curator]

Hosted by Sarah Browning, Coordinator of D.C. Poets Against the War.