Friday, Aug 17, 2018

4:00 PM

Drop the Mic Poetry Symposium, Memphis

The Drop the Mic Poetry Slam and Syposium is designed for creatives to use their art for activism by taking a stand on important social issues today based on the foundations of the Civil Rights Movement of our past. This is the fifth year the Museum has hosted the Poetry Slam, and is continuing the two-day experience. With the Symposium on the first day, the intent is to not only serve as a platform of expression, but also as a forum for creative solutions on important issues. Organizations working to bring about positive social change are invited to raise awareness and help artists bridge the gap between speaking “truth to power” and grassroots organizing and authentic activism.

***Educators, seasoned artists and slam champions are encouraged to submit workshop proposals for the Drop the Mic Syposium on Friday, August 17, at the National Civil Rights Museum. A stipend is provided. Deadline for proposals is June 29, 2018.****

The Poetry Symposium will feature:

* A MasterClass with a seasoned artist

* Workshops constructed along four tracks of Poetry as – Activism, Youth Voice, Technique, and Business

* A Keynote message from a top artist

* A panel of discussion of seasoned artists for an audience Q&A

* Wrap up with an Open Mic for workshop participants and facilitators

To be a workshop facilitator or to just attend the Symposium and register for sessions, click on the link in the tickets tab.



Aug. 17, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM


450 Mulberry St, Memphis, Tennessee 38103


National Civil Rights Museum