Tuesday, April 10, 2012

First Annual Bull City Spokenword Festival

Many festivals make their homes in Durham. Those celebrating modern dance, the blues, and documentary film
are just some of the offerings here. Now, Durham can add spokenword to the mix.

Spokenword is the art of performance poetry. It is where the poems written on the page are given life on stage. The art form has become a staple in communities across the country. Many venues are opening their doors for spokenword events. Poetry slam in growing in support and reach. In Durham, there is a vibrant spokenword community that reflects the strength of the scene across North Carolina. This festival celebrates the artform and showcases the talent of today's spokenword artists.

The First Annual Bull City Spokenword Festival will be Saturday, May 5th at Hayti Heritage Center. The festival will be hosted by Dasan Ahanu with workshops facilitated by Ed Mabrey and Sacrificial Poets.

Noon - 2pm
Writing and Performance Workshop (youth and adult)

2pm - 4pm
Youth Poetry Slam w/ Sacrificial Poets

8pm - 11pm
Group Piece Invitational Poetry Slam

For more info and to purchase tickets visit the Bull City Slam website.  Visit Durham's Community Event Calendar for everything going on in the place where great things happen.

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