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Southern Word Grand Slam Team Finals

at TPAC - James K. Polk Theater, Nashville TN

Apr 21
Southern Word Grand Slam Team Finals

High school poetry and spoken word teams from the region come together to share their writing, build community, and compete for top honors.

Teams of high school poets, emcees, and spoken word artists from the region come together to share their writing, build community, and compete for top honors at this free event open to the public. Semifinals at 4 p.m. Finals at 7 p.m.

Register to participate in the slam here:

Slam rules are available here:

About Southern Word:

Southern Word creates platforms for youth to speak about the real challenges and hopes in their lives. Through the literary and performing arts, Southern Word offers creative solutions for youth to build literacy and presentation skills, reconnect to their education and to their lives, and act as leaders in the improvement of their communities. We are committed to providing youth, especially in underserved communities, with as many opportunities as possible to develop and publicly present their voices both live and in print, video, audio, and digital media.



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Additional time info:

There are semifinals at 4 PM, leading up to the finals at 7 PM. Both open and free to the public.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


TPAC - James K. Polk Theater

505 Deaderick Street, Nashville, TN 37219
(Neighborhood: Downtown)

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