Ponder This: The Art of the Spoken Word
About this Event
5 pm | Doors open and cash bar
6 pm | Performances
Ponder This returns to WAM this fall with evenings of thought-provoking and entertaining spoken-word performances featuring local and regional talent.
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.
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 only be purchased at the door.