About This Event

Two black men with microphones. Man on the left has close cropped hair and is wearing a cream colored shirt with wide stripes of a brown ethnic print. The man on the right has longer hair, pulled back and is wearing an ivory shirt.

Ponder This - September 2021

UPDATE: Tonight’s performances start at 6 pm. Cash bar opens at 5 pm along with gallery viewing, including the American Art Deco exhibition.

Ponder This returns to WAM with another evening of thought provoking and entertaining spoken-word performance featuring local and regional talent. Spoken Word occupies a central place in African American culture and history. As an art form, particularly in Harlem Renaissance poetry readings with Langston Hughes and others, spoken word evolved as a resonant artistic expression. Today’s spoken word artists pull from blues music, oral tradition, spiritual song, hip-hop, and slam poetry.

NOTE: As an art form, the expression and perspective is brash and hard-hitting and will not suit all audiences.

Capacity limited to 200. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for WAM members, and may only be purchased at the door.