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Black Arts Matter Festival: All-Star Poetry Slam

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Black Arts Matter Festival: All-Star Poetry Slam

Spoken Word
Friday, November 10
7:30 - 10 pm
Wisconsin Union Theater | Shannon Hall
Cost: $10-$20
Join us for a poetry slam featuring the top competitive poets from around the country, competing for $6,000 in prizes!

Witness an all-star poetry slam, featuring over a dozen of the country's top poets. The slam will consist of three rounds, eliminating half of the poets in each round before a final champion is chosen at the end of the evening.

Get to Know the Poets

Join us in the Shannon Sunset Lounge before the poetry slam and treat yourself to a refreshing beverage! Don't miss out on our signature drink, the BAMalicious, featuring the flavors of mint and blueberry lemonade.

This event is part of the Black Arts Matter Festival, running from November 8-12, 2023. Learn more. 

Recommended for ages 16+, listeners discretion is advised.

Ticket Prices:

  • Full Price: $20
  • UW-Madison Student (must show ID): $10
  • Wisconsin Union Member / Student (any) / UW Fac/Staff: $18.50
  • Youth (17 & under): Free

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THEATER SEASON BLACK ARTS MATTER

Witness an all-star poetry slam, featuring over a dozen of the country's top poets. The slam will consist of three rounds, eliminating half of the poets in each round before a final champion is chosen at the end of the evening.

Get to Know the Poets

Join us in the Shannon Sunset Lounge before the poetry slam and treat yourself to a refreshing beverage! Don't miss out on our signature drink, the BAMalicious, featuring the flavors of mint and blueberry lemonade.

This event is part of the Black Arts Matter Festival, running from November 8-12, 2023. Learn more. 

Recommended for ages 16+, listeners discretion is advised.

Ticket Prices:

  • Full Price: $20
  • UW-Madison Student (must show ID): $10
  • Wisconsin Union Member / Student (any) / UW Fac/Staff: $18.50
  • Youth (17 & under): Free

Event Categories

THEATER SEASON BLACK ARTS MATTER

Presented by:

Wisconsin Union Theater

608-265-ARTS

With support from:

National Endowment for the Arts

Dane Arts

Evjue Foundation

Wisconsin Alumni Association

Wisconsin Arts Board

Madison Arts Commission

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Division of the Arts

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