mothertongue is a community-based organization that works to create a safe space where all women may speak freely and powerfully and have their creative and artistic voices heard. Through monthly women’s spoken word events and writing/performance workshops, mothertongue encourages women to use their voices, art, talents, and skills to build just and inclusive communities. Join mothertongue’s listerve to receive updates on spoken word shows, writing workshops, other mothertongue news, and events going on in the DC-area by e-mailing


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  1. […] Mothertongue hosts its annual “Anti-Valentine's Day Slam” at the Black Cat starting at 9 p.m. Sarah D. Lawson hosts the event, which will feature performances by Danielle Evennou, Natalie E. Illum, and Ilse Bendorf. This night will start with an open mic for any type of poetry, followed by an elimination-style Anti-Valentine’s Day slam–which means no love poems. […]

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