Speak Your Power!

This poetry performance will explore the performative aspects of identity, aligning and disconnecting how we understand ourselves as geeks, nerds, LGBTQ+ people, people of different abilities, and more. All of the panelists will be performance poets whose work grapples with different aspects of identity and selfhood, from ability and gender to really, really, really liking Naruto.

Participants in the earlier workshop will have the chance to write and perform pieces about their own identities, whatever that means to them.


Brendan Gillett

Taylor Steele

I.S. Jones

Rachel Simons

Liz Klammer