When: Friday, January 20th 8pm
Where: Heros: 7402 Greenville Avenue
Desireé is an activist, teacher, writer, performer, and horror film fanatic. She has been a full-time teaching and performing artist since August of 2010. Desireé decided to leave her life in California when WordPlay Teen Writing Project offered her the dream job of teaching poetry in high schools and middle schools full-time. Desiree recently released her first album of spoken word poetry, “Hiding”. Born and raised in Chico, CA, she has made a home in Baton Rouge, LA. Desireé represented Baton Rouge at the National Poetry Slam on Louisiana’s first all-female national slam team. She is Baton Rouge’s current Grand Slam Champion. Desireé is an English major and is founder & curator of the LSU Writing Collective. She is the lead teaching artist for the Baton Rouge Poetry Alliance.
Desireé believes in spoken word and the slam because of what it does for the community. Through her writing, she captures images of what it means to grow up white, poor, and female in a world of color. In a sea of well-crafted masks, she bares everything on stage.
Co-Hosted by Alexandra Marie and RockBaby
WordSpace Board and Program Committee Member RockBaby, award winning poet, teacher, HBO Def Jam poet and Host of the Dallas Poetry Slam curates a monthly Dallas Poetry Slam Featured Reader Series for WordSpace. Founded in 1994 by Clebo Rainey and his wife Naomi, Dallas Poetry Slam is the oldest and most respected Poetry Slam in the Metroplex. Dallas Poetry Slam is a non-profit organization that promotes the performance and creation of poetry while cultivating literary activities and spoken word events in order to build audience participation, stimulate creativity, awaken minds, foster education, inspire mentoring, encourage artistic statement and engage the DFW community in the revelry of language. Dallas Poetry Slam provides an opportunity for local poets to compete as individuals and with a team on the local, regional and national level. Poets are exposed to art, language and culture from a network of poets and the general population in various cities throughout the United States. As a member of the Dallas Slam Team, one can develop team building, leadership, writing and performance skills along with greater pride as an artist representing the City of Dallas.
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