Fall Into The Fountain City Slam

Aug 27, 2018


August 27, 2018 


CONTACT: Jonathan S.E. Perkins


Our Voices Are Necessary!


On Saturday, August 4th a group of bold young creatives kicked off the 2018/2019 Fountain City Slam Season in a special way! With support from The We Shall Overcome Fund, The Fountain City Teen Poetry Slam offered the community a thought provoking presentation of young artists. These young poets  offered their perspectives on a variety of issues through the gaze of poetry. This event was free and open to the public. 

A special thanks to the community that came out and supported!
A very special thanks to the poets that blessed the mic!
Laiah Harris (Hardaway)
Taylor Ward (Northside)
Samantha McCalla (Harris County)
Sarah Beth Cardin (Rainey-McCullers)
Chloe Smith (Kendrick)
Sean Myers (Brookstone)
Tianna George (Shaw)
Macy Cardwell (Home School)
Hannah Beasley (Columbus)
Cynthia Short (Columbus)
Trinity Grimes (Carver)


Home Is Where The Poem Is:  Youth Writing & Performance Workshop
The Fountain City Teen Poetry Slam will be offering, “The Write Stuff”,a free writing/performance workshop for area youth (ages 13 - 19) on Saturday, September 15th from 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM.This workshop will take place outdoors in UpTown Columbus, starting at 1200 Block Pocket Park (On Broadway between 12th and 13th/In Front of Nonic Bar+Grill). We will journey through Uptown Columbus, participating in various writing prompts along the way. This workshop will serve as a dedication to the various places we have lived and called home. We will discuss voice, presentation, and writing to clearly express an idea. Students will be challenged to step outside of their everyday use of language.

This Workshop is FREE buy you MUST RSVP by Wednesday, September 12th to Particpate! 




The Fountain City Slam is embarking on our eighth year of youth lead inspiration, creativity, and artivism. We kick off our open mic series on Saturday, September 22nd @ 3:00 PM @ Fountain City Coffee (1007 Broadway). This event is open to area youth (13—19 years of age). Local young artists are invited to take part in this open mic . Whether you’re a poet, singer, comedian, or rapper, we welcome all talent! Sign-up for the open mic starts at 2:30 PM. Come out and be blown away by the amazing youth in this community!

Please click here to view the complete open mic/slam schedule for 2018/2019. 

We have also updated the rules and point system for the slam portion of our program. If you are a high school aged student and/or you know a high schooler that may be interested in participating, please click here for additional information/sign-up. If you have participated in past seasons you are asked to still fill out forms/information for this upcoming season.