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In addition to regular workshops and open mics throughout the year, Southern Word performs at schools, businesses, and civic events. We have received standing ovations at TEDxNashville at TPAC and Montgomery Bell Academy, Davidson County School Board, Nashville Teaching Fellows Opening Ceremony, Leadership Nashville, and Davidson County Drop‐out Prevention Conference. Contact us at to feature spoken word at your event, business, or community organization.

Upcoming Events

Rocketown_OpenMic_FlyerJUN09 Southern Word Golf Classic
Saturday, September 23
Historic Shelby Golf Classic
2021 Fatherland Street
7:30am Breakfast
8:00am Tee TimeThis annual four person golf scramble is an opportunity to have fun while generating community support for Southern Word, a local non-profit organization offering innovative solutions for youth development. Through performance poetry, youth build literacy and communication skills, reconnect to their education and their lives, and act as leaders in the improvement of their communities.

$50 per person (includes green fees and cart). All ages and skill levels welcome. Prizes for 1st and 2nd place, longest drive, and closet to the pin.

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