Bio


DANIELLE EVENNOU IS A WRITER & PERFORMER WHO LIVES IN HER OWN 90'S SITCOM: WITH A STRONG FEMALE LEAD, ROARING LAUGH TRACK, AND THE INEVITABLE MORAL LESSON.

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Bio


DANIELLE EVENNOU IS A WRITER & PERFORMER WHO LIVES IN HER OWN 90'S SITCOM: WITH A STRONG FEMALE LEAD, ROARING LAUGH TRACK, AND THE INEVITABLE MORAL LESSON.

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Danielle Evennou's poetry and memoir have been published in literary journals, including aptBeltway Poetry QuarterlyBlue Collar Review, Gargoyle, as well as The Washington Post and DCist.  

Evennou makes appearances as a poet, open mic host, and a dancing payphone with a penchant for Yoko Ono.

She lives in Washington, DC.

Poetry


POETRY

Poetry


POETRY

Her poems are self-examining without being egocentric; they’re candid and funny as hell. Picture the leather-boots-lovin’ Evennou as Pink at a poetry open mic, but don’t be put off: There’s room for hipsters, experimental artists, doped-out art-school rejects, pump-wearing wordsmiths, and even middle-of-the-road poetry lovers in her words.
— Abdul Ali, Washington City Paper

BELTWAY POETRY QUARTERLY
2016, THREE POEMS

Flicker and Spark: A Contemporary Queer Anthology of Spoken Word and Poetry 
2013, Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Best LGBT Anthology

Poets' America
2014, Anthology

Winner of the Larry Neal Award for Poetry

Prose


PROSE

Prose


PROSE

MEDIUM, CULTURE CLUB COLLECTION 
JULY 2014, "ENTOURAGE: 10 YEARS LATER"

Beltway Poetry Quarterly 
Spring 2010, "mothertongue"

Performance


PERFORMANCE

Performance


PERFORMANCE

‘It’s interesting to perform a poem with queer content for different audiences,’ she says. ‘With the same poem, I can feel like I’m speaking to a room full of people who have had the same experience or that I’m taking the audience to a mysterious and sacred place.’
— Danielle Evennou as quoted in The Washington Post Express

SpeakeasyDC Storytelling Showcase. December 2014. Theme: Childhood Beliefs. "Squirrels"

Encyclopedia DC variety show. November 2013. Theme: Dinosaurs. "Extinction"

LATIDO CABARET OF SPOKEN WORD AND MUSICAL THEATER. MARCH 2012. "TO THE EXECUTOR OF MY ESTATE"

BLOOMBARS FEATURE PERFORMANCE. JANUARY 2013. "HERETICAL"

Gigs


GIGS

Gigs


GIGS

Open Mic Host

Danielle Evennou makes a home for queer writers and performers at Sparkle, a monthly open mic. Since 2008, Danielle and her co-host, Regie Cabico, have brought talented acts to the DC stage. 

Sparkle’s Open Mic Night Provides Safe Haven for Queer Community at Busboys

Photo courtesy of The Writer's Bloc.

 
Sparkle is more than just a poetic event…This is one of the few places where I feel a true sense of community.
— Tyler Vile, Poet
 
Co-hosts Regie Cabico and Danielle Evennou...entertained the crowd with friendly banter and Judy Garland impressions at Busboys and Poets on 14th Street.
— The Writer's Bloc

Editor

As an editor at Best New Writing, Danielle Evennou identifies prose that defies convention and moves readers. This annual print journal aims to house the "best of the best" previously unpublished work.