Welcome to the Piedmont

Spoken & Literary Arts Movement

The Piedmont Spoken & Literary Arts Movement or Piedmont SLAM was organized in 2009 and is the descendant of the venerable Winston-Salem Poetry Slam Team founded in 1992 making it the longest running slam team in North Carolina. Piedmont SLAM is committed to promoting the performance of spoken word, giving voice to the diversity of our community through literary arts events, workshops and seminars.

The Winston-Salem Poetry Slam/Piedmont SLAM was one of the early members of the official organization: The National Poetry Slam and was one of the original poetry slams in the United States. During its existence Winston-Salem Poetry Slam/Piedmont SLAM has placed as high as 5th in the national competition.


Piedmont Spoken Word & Literary Arts Movement



Tuesday, March 11, 2014
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

7:30 - 8:30
(sign-ups are from 7:15 to 8:00 so if you plan on performing, COME EARLY!!!)
9:00 - 10:00

This is the slam off to decide the 2014 Piedmont SLAM team. Anyone who has slammed over the past year is eligible to compete.

COST $5.00

Join us for our monthly literary/performance event at the Community Arts cafe. EVERY 2ND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH we will have various events ranging from poetry slams to haiku slams to storytelling slams and other surprises. So come out and have dinner at the Community Arts Cafe, order a drink from the Carolina Tap Room and enjoy an evening of poetry at The Writer's Block..... where literary and performance artists meet!!

Piedmont Slam is made possible by: