Nitty Gritty Slam takes place on the 1st Wednesdays of every month at Albany Barn with some new aspects, some oldie goodie traditions.
Doors Open & Signup: 6:30PM. Open Mic begins at 7PM, followed by Poetry Slam. Show ends by 9:30.
$3 entry before 7PM, $5 after. Get here early and get your seat!
Hosted by the one & only Amani Olugbala & featuring DJ Poetik Selektions.
About Nitty Gritty:
All poetry and art that is not racist, queerphobic, sexist, ableist, or otherwise offensive is enthusiastically welcome to be shared! We aim to create a loving community that fosters dialogue and safe space surrounding difficult topics. We aim for radical accessibility and are going to be in continuous dialogue and examination around how to do so.
**This is a dry event that will also feature an introvert corner with crafts and grounding activities**
We send poets to slams all over the so-called United States. We share pieces of our souls and inadvertently win slams. We elevate queer femmes. We bring honesty, softness, and fire all at once. Our community is truth-bearing. Raw. Original. Live. And like no other. Come leave it on the stage. Or receive it in the sea of audience dopeness you co-create. Either way, we wouldn’t want to spend such a momentous event with anyone other than YOU!
Listen! Watch! Read! Judge! Chill! Do You!
No pressure to do anything more than be present.
Cash and/or art prizes for the winners.
46-48 N. Swan Street