About This Event

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Spoken word occupies a central place in African American culture and history. As an art form, particularly in Harlem Renaissance poetry readings with Langston Hughes and others, spoken word evolved as a resonant artistic expression. Today’s spoken word artists pull from blues music, oral tradition, spiritual song, hip-hop, and slam poetry.

WAM joins forces with Ponder This, an extraordinary spoken-word collaborative in Wichita. A lineup of spoken-word poets will recite their biting critique. Don’t miss the moving performances as a MUST SEE at WAM!

NOTE: As an art form, the expression and perspective is brash and hard-hitting and will not suit all audiences.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for WAM members, and may be purchased at the door. Admission limited to 90 people on a first-come, first-admitted basis to allow for pandemic protocols in the spacious S. Jim and Darla Farha Great Hall.