Studio Saturday: Live Music & Poetry

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 … Continue reading Studio Saturday: Live Music & Poetry


Waves: A Poetry & Acoustic Showcase

For the lovers of words--those who want to hear the raw truth that lies in between every lyric and spoken word verse—this show is for you! Join us for this mellow evening of acoustic sounds and poetry headlined by the wonderfully talented Elle D. Koon. Elle is releasing her book of poetry and prose entitled … Continue reading Waves: A Poetry & Acoustic Showcase

“Color Me Woman” Art Show!

In Recongition of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, RealTalkDC Presents: Color Me Woman - A Women and Girls Day Art Show March 10th 2017 5-8PM The Fridge DC - 516 8th Street SE, (Rear Alley) Washington, DC 20003 An evening of All Women Art, Poetry, Music and Awareness. All are Invited to join … Continue reading “Color Me Woman” Art Show!

Dwayne Does La-Ti-Do!

This is a collection of the poems I've performed at La-Ti-Do. What is "La-Ti-Do" you ask? Curated and hosted by Don Michael Mendoza and Regie Cabico, La-Ti-Do made its debut to a full house in Washington, DC on January 23, 2012 at The Black Fox Lounge in Dupont Circle and since then, it has become … Continue reading Dwayne Does La-Ti-Do!

The DC Summer Word and Music Festival Takes Over Mt Pleasant!

What happens when you give an incredible singer/songwriter and a solid poet/emcee a stage? They decide to bring together a bunch of other fantastic artists and throw a festival! Plastic Sky and I are working together to bring you the DC Summer Word & Music Festival, combining various genres, styles, and cultures for a series … Continue reading The DC Summer Word and Music Festival Takes Over Mt Pleasant!

Tonight: Dwayne Features at @LaTiDoDC

Tonight I feature at LaTiDoDC! It's that time of week again for La-Ti-Do: WINNER of DC Metro Theater Arts' Special Award in 2014, 2013 and 2012 and WINNER for Best DC Cabaret in 2013. This week we welcome our April monthly feature, Emily Zickler, and celebrate all things having to do with the 2003 … Continue reading Tonight: Dwayne Features at @LaTiDoDC

I’m hosting “I Want To Know You” Tonight.

Tonight! At Woolly Mammoth members of the DC poetry community share their work in the name of HIV awareness. In commemoration of National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, RealTalkDC and Woolly Mammoth Theater Company present "I Want To Know You", a poetic exploration of sexuality, self-love, and protection in these current times. For more info on … Continue reading I’m hosting “I Want To Know You” Tonight.

My Life is Like a Slice of Watermelon

Hey… That’s me. lol

Bomani D. Armah

“The function, the very serious function of racism is distraction.  It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being.  Somebody says you have no language, so you spend twenty years proving that you do.  Somebody says your head isn’t shaped properly, so you have scientists working on the fact that it is.  Somebody says you have no art, o you dredge that up.  Somebody says you have no kingdoms, so you dredge that up.  None of that is necessary.  There will always be one more thing.” – Toni Morrison Portland State, “Black Studies Center public dialogue” May 30, 1975.

My life is like a slice of watermelon.
bomani-watermelonWords I would never have written (let alone said) 10 years ago.  My penchant for respectability politics at the times had me less like Malcolm X, and more like

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#Events – Imani Cezanne Features at Busboys and Poets –

If you don't know, I host poetry events in DC. I like to think they are pretty good. World-class spoken word performance combined with a trippy little host. This week I host my monthly set at Busboys and Poets 5k and the feature is the amazing Imani Cezanne! Check out this video of her work! then … Continue reading #Events – Imani Cezanne Features at Busboys and Poets –

#Infinigrind Artists Showcasing Their Work at American University Right Now!

Right about now, a few of the #Infinigrind Team members are about to take the stage at American University's Mash Up Cultural Showcase...   If you love what you are witnessing, (or wish you could be there) Check out the artists and their work below!     Dwayne B! (thats me!)     Droopy The … Continue reading #Infinigrind Artists Showcasing Their Work at American University Right Now!