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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!

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

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

• 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