July 18, 2013

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To check out what Chattanooga’s spoken-word scene has to offer, make sure to mark these events on your calendars!

Barnes and Noble Poetry Open-Mic Night, hosted by K.B. Ballentine

When: The last Friday of every month,  7:30 p.m. 

Where: Barnes & Noble in Hamilton Place Mall

Admission: Free

Wide Open Floor, hosted by Marcus Ellsworth

What: An open-mic that is open to poetry, dance, experimental art, and nearly anything else you can think of.

When: The first Friday of every month. Doors open 7:30 p.m.

Where: Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave.

Admission: Free for performers. $5 for non-performers

The River City Sessions

What: A collaboration of poets, authors, storytellers and musicians whose work honors Southern life and culture.

When: The second Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. 

Where: The Camp House, 1427 Williams St.

Admission: $5

Camp House Open-Mic Competition, hosted by Christian J. Collier

What: A weekly open-mic geared towards singer-songwriters, poets, etc. The winning act receives a cash prize and is entered into the quarterly final bout.

When: Every Thursday (unless noted otherwise). Sign-ups start 7 p.m. and the event starts 8 p.m. 

Where: The Camp House, 1427 Williams St.

Admission: $2

Story Slam, hosted by Ben Schnell

What: Dubbed,“True stories without notes in 5 minutes.” The theme for the next slam is the inexplicable.

When: July 30, 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Camp House, 1427 Williams St.

Admission: Free

All-American Summer at The Hunter Museum, featuring Christian J. Collier

What: Poet and musician Christian J. Collier brings a spoken-word showcase to The Hunter’s All-American Summer concert series. A cash bar will be open and food will be available from Good Dog.

When: July 18,  6 p.m. 

Where: Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View

Admission: Included with regular Hunter Museum admission, $9.95 adults

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