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 Slam is made possible by: