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This year brings a new name, new time, new host, new energy, new faces and more chances for you to get on stage. Formerly known as Midnight Poetry Jam, please join us at 10:30 pm as host Larry “LB the Poet” Barron brings you featured poets as well as celebrity co-host and special guests. Bring your brightest words and let them shine for the world on Black Theatre Holy Ground.

Tuesday, July 30, 10:30pm, $11 (#22)

Kicking off the week is festival favorite, Peabody Award-winning, Poet/Musician/Emcee Derrick “Abyss” Graham from HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and BETJ’s Lyric Cafe. He will drop some jewels on the crowd … he might even bring a few friends! Hosted by Larry “LB the Poet” Barron.

Wednesday, July 31, 10:30pm, $11 (#49)

The Word of Mouth Wednesday’s Experience

This is a different kind of poetry experience! Complete with an ALL-STAR Lineup of Poets, live instrumentation, live painting and more. Hosted by Larry “LB the Poet” Barron. Bring poems that speak to the theme of “LOVE” and/or “COMMUNITY” … or not. 

Thursday, August 1, 10:30 pm, $11 (#72)

NC is more than soul food, beaches and college basketball. Bear witness to a few of the NC poets that garnered the National Poetry Slam Championship and some of NC’s new and seasoned wordsmith. Hosted by Larry “LB the Poet” Barron.

Friday, August 2, 10:30 pm, $11 (#98)

This will be Friday night at NBTF. If you don’t know what that means then here’s a hint: You never know who will show up or who will share a word or two. If you know what that means … then we’ll see you! Hosted by Larry “LB the Poet” Barron.

Coordinated by: Weusi Baraka.
Performance Dates, Times, and Costs: Tuesday, July 30, 10:30pm, $11 (#22)
Wednesday, July 31, 10:30pm, $11 (#49)
Thursday, August 1, 10:30 pm, $11 (#72)
Friday, August 2, 10:30 pm, $11 (#98)