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


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 This annual print journal aims to house the "best of the best" previously unpublished work.