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6 Places To Hear Spoken Word In Memphis

Photo: Darius Williams

Photo: Darius Williams

Calling all poetry lovers: We have compiled a list of spots here in Memphis where you can hear spoken word.

Photo: Azul Tequila Bar

Magic Mic Mondays at Azul Tequila Bar features spoken word, comedy, dance, and music with no cover charge.

Photo: Soul Speak

Check out Soul Speak Open Mic every Tuesday at Mot and Ed’s where poets, lyricists, comedians and singers meet up to express themselves. Be sure to try their famous stuffed turkey burger while you’re there.

Photo: Brinson’s Downtown

Don’t miss Open Mic every Thursday night at Brinson’s Downtown. This is an all ages event.

Photo: Darius Williams

$10 grants you admission to Artistik Lounge held every third Sunday at Minglewood Hall. Their goal is to provide a place where artists and lovers of the arts can connect, vibe and lounge.

Photo: Brandon Adams

Look out for the Art Unplugged events hosted by Justin Coleman every 2nd and 4th Sunday.

Slice of Soul Pizza Lounge

Photo: Jonathan Hill

Slice of Soul Pizza Lounge is a newly opened pizza lounge located in the Madison Heights District. This venue offers live bands, karaoke nights, The Word spoken word nights, and an in-house DJ. Whatever night you decide to visit will provide you with a truly unique experience.

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