Carlos Contreras is a two time national champion performance poet and local educator who leads writing workshops in an adult correctional facility. The program is part of a poetry and dialogue exchange project called JustWrite. He also plays host to the Bravos Award Winning, National Hispanic Cultural Center's Voces program, a writing institute for youth . Contreras currently creates along side Colin Hazelbaker and Hakim Bellamy as part of Albuquerque's Urban Verbs, a Hip-Hop influenced experimental theatre adventure. Contreras was recently awarded an "Emerging Creative Bravos Award" in 2012. He is the sole proprietor of Immastar Productions.