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Join us on October 25, 2022 at the Carnegie Center for Burn The Mic. Open mic kicks off at 7pm and the Featured Speaker, Ronald Davis a.k.a. upfromsumdirt, will perform at 7:30pm. upfromsumdirt is a poet, visual artist, and designer based in Lexington, KY. In 2010...

This event is free and open to the public. MASKS ARE REQUIRED. Join us on September 2, 2022 at the Carnegie Center for Burn The Mic: End of Summer Slam. Open mic kicks off at 6 pm and the Slam will follow soon after. Cash prizes...

PART 2 "We are ALL visionaries here and, in this class, we will do some visionary things with our words." Ecstatic poetry offers both poets and readers alike, a means to access their essence. In this workshop, Brandon Thompson will lead participants on a journey deeper...

Ecstatic poetry offers both poets and readers alike, a means to access their essence. In this workshop, Brandon Thompson will lead participants on a journey deeper into the mystical realm of the ecstatic, through essence-driven poetry writing. Brandon Thompson has taught ecstatic poetry for over a...

Celebrate Lexington Poetry Month (#LexPoMo) by receiving feedback on your poem from a panel of published poets. Bring one poem (12-point font; only one submission per person). Submissions will be accepted between 5:00 and 5:25 pm, and poems will be selected at random. Please come prepared; we...

Join us on June 18 at the Carnegie Center for our first-ever Juneteenth Slam presented by the Kentucky Black Writers Collaborative and Brown Owl. Open mic kicks off at 6 pm and the slam will immediately follow. You can win prizes! First place: $500 Second place: $250  Third place:...

In partnership with award-winning poet Joy Priest, LexArts presents Kentucky-based visual artists who were inspired by encountered truths of Horsepower, resonated with them and transcribed them from page to canvas.  Joy Priest’s “Horsepower” overflows with visuals. Her poetry collection transports the audience through time, space, family,...