Registration: 2019 Teen Poetry Slam


  • POSTPONED: March 22, 2019 – Coffee County Slam – Coffee County High School (100 Red Raider Dr, Manchester, TN 37355)
  • March 28, 2019 – Memphis & Shelby County Slam – Douglass High School (3200 Mt Olive, Memphis, TN 38108)
  • April 4, 2019 – Williamson County Slam – Franklin High School (810 Hillsboro Rd, Franklin, TN 37064)
  • April 5, 2019 – McNairy County Slam – Adamsville High School (815 West Main St, Adamsville, TN 38310)
  • April 11, 2019 – Rutherford County Slam – Oakland High School (2225 Patriot Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37130)
  • April 17, 2019 – Coffee County Slam – Coffee County High School (100 Red River Dr., Manchester, TN 37355)
  • April 18, 2019 – Sumner County Slam – Hendersonville Public Library – Community Room (140 Saundersville Rd, Hendersonville, TN 37130)
  • April 20, 2019 – Tennessee State Final – Tennessee State University (3500 John A. Merritt Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209)



Southern Word collects personal information for the purpose of program communications and acknowledgments. We do not lease, sell, or share personal information collected. The Memphis non-profit poetry organization Live Seed will have access to information from the Memphis and Shelby County Slam Final registrations.
Performers may compete at any county slam final. However, they may only compete one time.

Guardian Contact Information


We will be filming the event and ask that all performers sign a release form that will permit usage of the footage for educational, archival, and promotional purposes. However, performers who would like to opt-out may do so. All performers under 18 will require a parent/guardian signature. If you would like to print a copy of the form in advance click here: Southern Word Media Release Form

Due to the fact that there will be many youth performers, we will not permit filming of the event by outside cameras without special permission. Please contact if you have special needs in this regard.

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