2016 Keynote Speakers

kai davisKai Davis is a writer and performer from Philadelphia. She is a two time international grand slam champion, winning Brave New Voices in 2011 and The College Union Poetry Slam Invitational in 2016. She has been featured on CNN, PBS, BET, and NPR, and at various colleges and universities. As a queer woman of color, much of Kai’s work addresses gender, race, sexuality, and the many intersections therein.

kit yanKit Yan is a transgender, queer, Asian American from Hawaii and an award winning slam poet and performer. His work has been featured in Flicker and Spark and Troubling the Line, as well as Vetch, Original Plumbing, and elsewhere. His first full-length solo slam poetry show, Queer Heartache, has toured around the country and was featured in last year’s Chicago Fringe Festival, where it was awarded the spirit of fringe award, artists’ pick award, and audience choice award at the 2015 Chicago Fringe Festival.