R186. Stakes Is High: The Urgency of Intersectional Poetics

Room 102B, Washington Convention Center, Level One
Thursday, February 9, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


The Dialogue Arts Project (DAP) is a pioneering new diversity consulting initiative that utilizes the literary and performing arts to generate difficult dialogue across lines of identity and difference. This dynamic chorus of facilitators from the project—award-winning writers, professors, and performers—will present new work that highlights DAP’s mission, prioritizing vulnerable personal narratives around socialization connected to race, gender, sexual orientation, social class, and more.



Adam Falkner is a poet, educator, and consultant. He is the founder and Executive Director of the Dialogue Arts Project, chief operating officer of Urban Word NYC, and an Arthur Zankel Fellow and PhD candidate in the English education program at Columbia University.

Nate Marshall is the author of Wild Hundreds and editor of The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. He is National Program Director of Louder Than a Bomb Youth Poetry Festival. He is a founding member of the collective Dark Noise. He is also a rapper.

Lauren Whitehead is a writer, performer, and MFA recipient in dramaturgy from Columbia University. She writes in a variety of forms including poetry, songs, nonfiction, and drama. Her writings have been published in Apogee, Winter Tangerine, and Union Station Magazine. Her webiste is laurenawhitehead.com


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