Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Speak, spit and slam: Uptown Poetry Showdown

Posted By on Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 10:00 AM

A pen is definitely mightier than a sword for those participating in the Uptown Poetry Showdown this weekend, on June 4.


Hosted by Respect Da Mic Poetry Slam, this battle of words will pit four local poetry teams against one another to win ultimate street credibility — and to prepare for the regional and national slams in Atlanta and Boston, respectively. But this ruthless crusade isn’t just about the showdown. Respect Da Mic is also hosting a writing workshop open to writers of all ages who wish to get the creative juices flowing. Afterward, a “Spit Dat” slam is open to youth poets ages 12-19 before the showdown begins.

Let the verbal carnage begin.

For more information, visit


Workshop at noon, teen slam at 1 p.m. and showdown at 2 p.m.

Harvey B. Gantt Center

551 S. Tyron St.


— Kyra Gemberling

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