Michael Dominquez is the Founder, Director, and facilitator of OutWords. He has been a fixture in Fresno’s spoken-word poetry community for over ten years. In the past six years, Michael has hosted youth poetry workshops in the greater valley area. Through OutWords, he has worked with other community benefit organizations providing poetry programming to youth. Michael also participated in Fresno County Office of Education and Fresno Arts Council’s “Teaching-Artist” certification program. In recent years, Michael competed in the 2014 National Poetry Slam conference in Oakland, CA. Most notably he is an over zealous lover of pizza.