Respect Da Mic's "Pen Up-Ink Down" Poetry Slam
Monthly Event - Second Saturday of every month: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
Respect Da Mic wants you to feel the heat of ink from paper to the stage by steaming up this summer with poetry. Come witness, judge, or participate as poets throw their pens up for three minutes and ten seconds during three rounds of inked lines where randomly selected judges will decide which poets get the cash prizes. Adult Content. Featured artist each month. Poets must pre-register.
1st place -$150
2nd place -$30
3rd place -$20
This is a poetry slam...and if you've never encountered slam, come let the inked words take you over! It's about the ink... it's about the poetry... It's about the love of poetry and it's only $7 to attend if you pay online one day prior to the event; otherwise it's $10 at the door/online. Adult content. Bring a friend or two or ten!
Join us for our FREE writing workshop at 12PM!
The workshop is open to all ages and writing levels.
If you are unable to attend, but want to support our programming efforts to bring literacy and poetry to the Charlotte community and beyond...please donate, donate, donate!!
Ask about how you can become a volunteer!!
*Registered Poets 18+ may compete and MUST be on site by 1:30pm for draw **
FREE on street
The Green Garage $5 425 S Tryon St.
Levine Center for the Arts PARKING $5 (Across from Gantt)
Harvey B. Gantt Center
551 S. Tryon Street
Respect Da Mic Poetry Slam
Respect Da Mic is a regional champion, a national semi-finalist and a certified Poetry Slam Inc.nationally ranked poetry slam team based in Charlotte, NC.