Danielle K.L. Grégoire is a recent Canadian transplant to Seattle. Originally from northern Manitoba, she moved to Ottawa from Vancouver in 2004 right before the first Canadian Festival of Spoken Word and was hooked. She began as a volunteer for Capital Slam, then was coerced into becoming co-director in 2006. In 2007 she moved to Almonte, Ontario, intending to relax. Instead she was encouraged to help create one of the only rural slam poetry series in Canada. She has performed poetry for farmers, kindergartners, and former Governor General, Michaëlle Jean. She helped start the Ottawa Youth Poetry Slam, and spent a lot of time teaching spoken word poetry in schools, and geting other poets in to teach as well. She still considers having given away nearly one thousand copies of her CD, “Optimism is a Constant Struggle” one of her crowning achievements. She is now a comedian in Seattle, and as always an arts enthusiast. In April, 2013 she created the Comedy Womb, a female focused but not exclusive comedy open mic and showcase that emphasizes the importance of gender equality and jokes and happens every Tuesday night. She is a stay at home parent, spoken word poet, ex-college radio deejay, nature lover, quasi-musician, gardner, and sometime potter. She has a not-so-secret crush on the cities of Seattle and Ottawa, the town of Almonte and the whole Ottawa Valley and likes to accept all the adventures they throw her way.