In honor of National Poetry Month (April), Spitfire Poetry Group presents the 6th Annual Savannah Spoken Word Festival, April 30-May 2nd.
The event is different from other poetry festivals, because it puts an emphasis on spoken word instead of traditional text work.
The Savannah Spoken Word Festival looks to offer a fresh look at one of the cities best kept secrets, as well as highlight the hard work of those keeping the craft alive. Most importantly the festival will provide activities for the entire family.
This year’s festival will be housed primarily in one location: The Sentient Bean 13 East Park Ave.
April 30th – Friday Night Fix Open Mic. FREE!The Open Mic begins at 7:30 p.m. with hosts Rushelle Frazier & Valencia Brewton of ESTUARY (The Savannah State University Literary Magazine);May 1st- All Slam Saturday – Youth and Adult Poetry Slam Both slams awarding $500 in money & prizes
The festival wraps up Sunday, May 2nd with So Long Sunday 7:00p.m. $10 Admission featuring ANIS MOJGANI-Anis is a SCAD graduate, two time National Poetry Slam Champion and winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam.
A Pushcart Prize Nominee and former resident of the Oregon Literary Arts Writer’s-In-The-Schools program, Anis has performed at numerous universities, festivals, and venues around the globe. His work has appeared on HBO, NPR, and in the pages of Rattle magazine.
The Spitfire Poetry Group was founded by Clinton D. Powell and Renazance in 2000.
For more information on the 6th Annual Savannah Spoken Word Festival or visit www.savannahspokenwordfestival. com