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February lowercase feat. Quique Avilés
It’s the February edition of the lowercase! Join us at our monthly reading series for volunteers and friends of 826DC.
This month’s reading will feature talented local poet and performer Quique Avilés.
Quique Aviles is a poet, performer, and teacher. Originally from El Salvador, he has been writing, performing, and leading community arts projects in the Washington DC area for more than 35 years. A graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Quique co-founded the LatiNegro Theater Collective (1985) and Sol & Soul (1999), both of which created socially-conscious art with people from the community. He has written and performed over 10 one-man shows dealing with issues of race, identity, and the plight of the poor. Quique also maintains a continuous presence in the community, leading writing and performance projects with community centers, leadership programs, organizing campaigns, and schools and universities. From 2005-2017, Quique was the Director of Paso Nuevo, GALA Hispanic Theatre’s award-winning youth theater program and is currently a faculty member with The Theatre Lab. He has brought his solo work to theaters and universities around the U.S., Mexico City, and San Salvador. Quique’s poetry and commentary have been featured on NPR’s Latino USA and This I Believe, and in several anthologies, including How I Learned English, Al Pie de la Casa Blanca, and The Wandering Song, a new anthology of Central American writers in the U.S.
Interested in reading your work at the lowercase? We’d love that! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to put your name on the open mic list ahead of this month’s event.