Upcoming spoken word events [in Pittsburgh]

Listed are Pittsburgh Poetry Collective sponsored and/or affiliated events.

The PPC welcomes individual(s) of all gender identity, racial identity, and backgrounds and by participating in our event actively or inactively you’ve agreed to welcome these individual(s) as well! The PPC does not encourage the presentation of art that may be deemed harmful, derogatory, violent, sexist, racist, and/or homophobic to anyone. 

We have spoken with our collaborators before agreeing to collaborate with them and believe that their goals/ideals align with ours. We feel confident that this is a space that will blend together communities and help build relationships. Any questions or concerns please contact us.

The Zoom link password is ______________. Host logon is about 10 minutes before the posted event time.

4/19/20247:00 PM - 10:00 PMyawp Carnival Poetica with so many of your faves!Poetry LoungeFacebook
4/23/2024Doors 6:00 PM Show 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMSteel City Grand Slam 2024City of Asylum Alphabet City CenterTICKETS
4/30/2024Workshop 6:00 PM, Open Mic 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM"That's a Fact" workshop & Open Mic hosted by Shockie G Poetry LoungeFacebook
5/9/20246:00 PM - 8:00 PMSteel City Slam sponsored by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust!Greer Cabaret TheaterFacebook
5/14/20247:00 PM - 10:00 PMSteel City Slam 333 Slam & Open Mic 21+Poetry LoungeFacebook
5/19/2024Workshop 3:00 PM - 6:00 PMRehearse Your Story Workshop with Sarah Rose and more - preregistration required!Panera at the GalleriaIroned Words Producations
5/28/20247:00 PM - 10:00 PMSteel City Slam 412 Slam & Open MicSt Clair SocialFacebook

As a participant in a Pittsburgh Poetry Collective certified event, I understand:
In accordance with our Free Speech and Brave Space Policy, you may hear or share mature language, mature themes, and/or difficult and/or triggering content on our microphone. Pittsburgh Poetry Collective and all of its projects practice and enforce mandatory consent in our venues and at our shows. Performers, audience, and guests will respect the bodily and creative autonomy of all community members. This includes but isn’t limited to unauthorized touching or affection, or unauthorized reproduction or communication of onstage work. We strive to minimize gendered and binary language in our spaces and on our microphone. The Organizational Code of Conduct, Release, Bylaws, Land Acknowledgement, and Conflict Resolution Procedure are available on our website at

PLEASE NOTE: events are subject to change. In the case of change or cancellation, the Pittsburgh Poetry Collective will provide updates as they become available.