Join Studio Gallery for another Studio Saturday featuring poet Dwayne Lawson-Brown and musician Rivers Wilder Green!
About the performers….
Dwayne B! aka the “Crochet Kingpin” is a homegrown DC native poet, activist, break-dancer, and fashion designer. He is one of the hosts of DC’s longest running open mic series, Spit Dat, as well as a member of the Busboys and Poets hosting team for the 5th & K location. In addition to featured readings at every Busboys and Poets location, SAGAfest Iceland 2015, Spirits and Lyrics NYC and Manassas, 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 (NUSPA). His work to increase HIV awareness through spoken-word garnered recognition from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, BBCAmerica, the Discovery Channel, and The Washington Post. Ultimately, his goal is to force his audience to feel. He tends to meet goals. When not documenting his life through poetic meter, he can be found on the metro making scarves and hats, or singing karaoke.
Rivers Wilder Green is an American singer-songwriter, artist, and activist. Wilder writes and performs original eco-conscious dream pop music addressing the shared modern challenge of ‘How to Fall in Love on a Warming Planet’. Wilder released the Green Eyes EP to online platforms on ‘Earth Day’ April 22nd 2016 in collaboration with National Geographic conservationist-photographer Paul Hilton, and will tour nation-wide in 2018 to “broaden the coalition necessary to bring earth-consciousness and re-wilding to the public fore”. Part pop music performance, part protest, Wilder urges all of us to consider: the oceans are rising and so must we.