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The Slam for 10k Presents: The Exhibition Slam

Friday, April 5, 2024

6 pm - 8 pm EDT

Free with Pay-What-You-Wish Admission 
Lipsey Auditorium, Knox Building

Come and experience an amazing night of poetry as talented poets compete for a spot in the first slam of the Slam for 10k slam series. 

The Exhibition Slam is a precursor to the official series, preparing poets and enthusiasts alike for the exhilarating journey ahead. 

Poetry Slam Sign-Up: 6:15–6:30 pm (ten slots—slam runs from 6:30 to 8 pm) 
Feature Set: 7–7:10 pm 

The Slam for 10k: A Ten-Part Celebration 

To honor Marquis ‘Ten Thousand” Burton’s dedication and remarkable two-decade journey, we proudly present "The Slam for 10k"—a ten-part slam series spanning various locations throughout the WNY area. This series serves as a tribute to Ten Thousand's unwavering commitment to poetry and its transformative power in our community.  

Each slam offers poets the opportunity to showcase their work and compete for $1,000 in prizes. It's not just about the competition; it's a celebration of creativity, passion, and the ability of words to empower and unite.  
As we embark on this poetic journey, we invite you to join us in celebrating the legacy of Ten Thousand and the enduring impact of poetry on our lives. Let us come together to honor the past, embrace the present, and inspire the future through the beauty of verse.


This event is part of M&T FIRST FRIDAYS. M&T FIRST FRIDAYS is presented by M&T Bank.

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In gratitude to Erie County for its generous support of the Buffalo AKG Art Museum, Play Break is free to Erie County residents!

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