Providence Poetry Slam

Welcome to the Providence Poetry Slam! Our shows are at the AS220 Main Stage (115 Empire St.) on the first and third Thursday of every month.

FIRST THURSDAYS: Open mic, feature, and all-ages slam.

THIRD THURSDAYS: Youth slam, feature, and open mic. Half-price admission for youth (19 and under)

FREE WRITING WORKSHOPS!

Youth: First and third Thursdays at 6pm at New Urban Arts (705 Westminster)

Adults: Every SECOND SUNDAY of the month at 4:00pm at the Psychic Annex room on the second floor of 95 Empire Street at AS220.

ProvSlam Community Values:

We are a community that values:

  • respect and safety for all who enter our space,
  • a diversity of voices,
  • courageous engagement with language and truth,
  • exposing silenced narratives, and
  • supporting one another along the way.

We expect that everyone here conducts their time on and off stage in a way that shows respect to these values and to all members of our community.

Hosts:

headshotMuggs Fogarty is a genderqueer poet and teaching artist from Providence, Rhode Island. Since 2007, Muggs has represented Providence at seven inter/national spoken word competitions, and is the only person in Providence’s history to be a Grand Slam Champion in both the youth (2009) and adult (2015) finals. After graduating from The New School in 2013, Muggs has been mentoring with New Urban Arts, ¡CityArts!, ProvSlam Youth and is now serving as co-director at Providence Poetry Slam. Their published work can be found in FreezeRay, Wicked Banshee, Bluestockings Magazine, among others.

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Franny Choi is the author of Floating, Brilliant, Gone (Write Bloody Publishing, 2014). She has been a finalist for the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship and all three major national poetry slams. She is a recipient of the Poetry Foundation’s Frederick Bock Prize, and her work has appeared in Poetry Magazine, PANK, The Rumpus, and the Huffington Post. She is a VONA Fellow, a Project VOICE teaching artist, and a member of the Dark Noise Collective.