BIG EARS

Poetry Events at Big Ears

The Big Ears Poetry Expo is a three-day event comprised of open mic events, guest spoken-word features, poetry slam workshops, and a cash prize slam competition finale. All poetry expo events are free and open to the public, held in family-friendly venues. Check the full schedule below!

THURSDAY:
Listen Up: Big Ears Poetry Expo feat. Joey Jennings / 6pm – 8:30pm / Awaken Coffee

FRIDAY:
Listen Closer: Big Ears Poetry Expo feat. Deje Morris / 6pm – 8:30pm / Awaken Coffee

SATURDAY:
• Poetry Workshop: Writing & Performance by El’Ja Bowens / 12pm – 2pm / Awaken Coffee

• Loud & Clear: The Big Ears Indie Poetry Slam Finale / 7:30pm / Knoxville Museum of Art Auditorium

BIG EARS
Knoxville, TN · USA

Purchase Passes Now DONATE

Festival

Explore the lineup of upcoming Big Ears performances.

Overview

Lineup

Passes

Hotel

Archive

Explore

Discover travel, lodging, & dining options to enhance your festival experience.

Knoxville

Travel

Things To Do

Venues

FAQ

Support

Big Ears is made possible by the passion & generosity of our supporters.

Donate

Partners

Merchandise

Community

The passion & generosity of our community makes Big Ears possible.

Scholarship

Volunteer

Parade

City Songs

About

Learn more about what The New York Times calls “one of the world’s greatest music bashes.”

Who We Are

News

Press

Staff

Contact