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Guerilla Arts Ink | Meet Lisa Pegram


Meet Lisa Pegram

Lisa Pegram is a poet, songwriter and arts educator. A DC native, she has over twelve years’ experience in custom designing innovative arts programming for such organizations as the Smithsonian Institution, Studio Theater, National Geographic, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. She served DC WritersCorps for 8 years as Director of Programs. Pegram was lead local organizer of the 2008 Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Festival featured as a mini-series on HBO and coached the 2005, 2006 and 2009 DC teams. She has led youth development programs for the Latin American Youth Center, CentroNia and Asian American LEAD. Pegram was awarded a DC Mayor’s Arts Award for Outstanding Emerging Artist in 1999. Her poetry and essays have been published in Bum Rush the Page (Random House, 2001), Beyond the Frontier (Black Classic Press, 2002), and Beats Rhymes and Life (Random House, 2007).

Onstage she is front woman of “Lady Pcoq and The Plumes.” Her music has been performed at The Kennedy Center, Fete de la Musique at the French Embassy, the DC Hip Hop Theater Festival and the London International Festival of Theater. She currently works as a songwriter and master teaching artist with a focus in leadership programs for women & girls.