Capturing Fire To Be Held in Washington DC March 7-9 2010

Another email received this week, with a national opportunity. – Cole

Sol Y Soul and 3Word Productions are proud to announce Capturing Fire. Capturing Fire is a Queer Spoken Word Summit and Slam. This slam will be the first of its kind, and open to all local and national GLBTQ performance artists.
The mission of this event is to increase the visibility and exposure of GLBTQ performance artists. Capturing Fire aims to bring more credibility and awareness to the specific and diverse experiences of queer artists. In a time where Prop 8 exists, what better time and place then to hold this summit in the Nation’s capital, as an act of celebration, resistance, and inspiration for change.

The summit will culminate in a poetry slam, after two days of performance and writing workshops, panels and networking.

Already scheduled to appear for the Opening Ceremony on March 7th are: Andrea Gibson (2008 Women’s Slam Champion), Tara Hardy (founder of the Bent Institute; Seattle Slam Champion), Sonya Renee (DC Native; 2004 National Slam Champion) Chris August(founder of Baltimore’s Slamicide; National Team Finalist), Baruch Porras-Hernandez (Actor; Bay Area Slam Master) and musical guests The Good Asian Drivers (New York).
The slam is limited to 30 performers who identify as queer
The summit is open to everyone.

Register now by e-mailing
Advanced slam registration is $50.
All inclusive summit passes are $35.
Tickets to single events are $10.

All donations and registration fees are tax-deductable, and can be accepted through Paypal ( using the e-mail below or via check. Checks should be made out to Sol Y Soul, 1380 Monroe St, NW #216, Washington, DC 20010. Put “Capturing Fire” in the memo.
To keep up Capturing Fire Slam news and schedule updates, friend us on FaceBook ( For questions or more information, email


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