Looking for a poet to be a featured performer for your slam or open mic with a performance of around 30 minutes?
Romero can also perform solo for a period up to 2 hours, entertaining your student body with his poems, stories, and slideshow featuring personal photographs as well as images from history and current events.
Looking for a workshop leader to engage students to write about the issues that matter and the issues that matter to them?
Romero leads workshops that teach writing techniques and performance skills, promote critical thinking around social issues, encourage attendees to open themselves up emotionally, and learn how to set goals and how to achieve them.
Looking for a unique speaker who will present social justice issues in a way that is both challenging for the expert and immediately engaging for the novice?
For audiences who would like to explore certain issues in greater depth than would be addressed in a performance, and would prefer to forego the interactivity of a workshop, Romero's presentations will educate, entertain, and inspire.
David A. Romero is a Mexican-American spoken word artist from Diamond Bar, CA. Romero is the author of My Name Is Romero (FlowerSong Press 2020), a book reviewed by Gustavo Arellano (¡Ask a Mexican!), Curtis Marez (University Babylon), and founding member of Ozomatli, Ulises Bella. Romero has appeared at over seventy-five colleges and universities in over thirty different states in the USA. Romero was the second poet to be featured on All Def Digital. Romero has opened for Latin Grammy winning bands Ozomatli and La Santa Cecilia. Romero's work has been published alongside poets laureate Luis J. Rodriguez, Jack Hirschman, Alejandro Murguia, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Romero has won the Uptown Slam at the historic Green Mill in Chicago; the birthplace of slam poetry. Romero has appeared in-studio numerous times on multiple programs on KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles. Romero's poetry deals with family, identity, social justice issues, and Latinx culture.
Romero offers a scholarship for high school seniors interested in spoken word and social justice: “The Romero Scholarship for Excellence in Spoken Word.” More here: https://www.davidaromero.com/scholarship
David A. Romero has received honorariums from: Arizona State University, The University of Utah, University of Missouri, Washington State University, The University of Memphis, Loyola University Chicago, University of Central Florida, University of New Hampshire, University of Massachusetts Boston, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Hamilton College, Drexel University, USC, UCLA, and more!
Romero is a graduate of the University of Southern California, a double major in Film and Philosophy. Romero is the former host of Between the Bars Open Mic at the dba256 Gallery Wine Bar in Pomona, CA. Visit his website, http://www.davidaromero.com/ for more.