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Duke Arts Presents

The Griot Battle Royale Poetry Slam Competition

Friday, November 10, 2023 | 7:00 pm

Rubenstein Arts Center | Ruby Lounge

Prepare to be swept away on a poetic journey like no other as ‘The Griot Poetry Slam’ unfolds at the Rubenstein Arts Center. Join Griot & Grey Owl on November 10th at 7:00 PM for an unforgettable evening of lyrical artistry and cultural celebration.

In the tradition of Griots, the revered storytellers and keepers of heritage, we bring you a lineup of exceptional poets who will take the stage to share their hearts, minds, and stories through the power of spoken word.

For just $10, you can immerse yourself in the magic of this poetic experience and witness the convergence of voices, cultures, and emotions at the Rubenstein Arts Center—a hub of creativity and inspiration.

Whether you’re a seasoned poetry enthusiast or a first-time attendee, ‘The Griot Poetry Slam’ promises to ignite your soul and stimulate your imagination. Mark your calendar, gather your friends, and be part of an evening that celebrates the beauty of words.

The Griot and Grey Owl Black Southern Writers Conference receives presenting support from Duke Arts and additional support from the Durham County Library, the Nasher Museum, the English and African & African American Studies departments at Duke University. Additional support from The Department of Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History & Culture at Duke University.