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I Want to Write Conference

April 18, 2019 - April 20, 2019

I Want to Write is a FREE two-day poetry writing and performance extravaganza! I Want to Write is held during poetry month in April at Tennessee State University’s main campus. It features Poetry Writing and Spoken Word Workshops sponsored by TSU’s English Department, Southern Word, TSU Media & Libraries, Regional Authors, and Soul Fire Poetry Organization. This year’s theme: Resistance and Representation: The Aesthetics of Advocacy! It will feature the following:

Featured performances from TSU’s Soul Fire Poetry Group and Writers’ Block
Dramatic Performances
A Screening of TSU Original Poetry Shorts
Poetry Readings by Regional Artists
An Intercollegiate Spoken Word Showcase
A Poetry Slam Featuring the area’s most talented Youth Spoken Word Artists
​Aesthetics of Advocacy workshops in poetic form to include Performance, Language, Hip Hop, Musicality, EcoFeminism, and so much more.


April 18, 2019
April 20, 2019


Tennessee State University, Student Center Forum
3500 John A Merritt Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209