Covid-19 Update

We are hosting pop-up shows at the Radio Room which offers an updated HVAC system and socially-distanced pod seating. Click here for tickets.

We have returned to Coffee Underground. Masks are optional.

Sunday Nights

Join us at the Radio Room for select Sundays per our eventbrite.
Most Sundays find us at Coffee Underground at 1 East Coffee Street. Please check our Facebook for most up to date information.

Booking features resumes in 2022. Interested in featuring? Please be sure to include your slam team affiliations and slam accolades with your email of interest. We are a poetry slam focused venue, so we focus on featuring slam poets. witsendpoetrysc @gmail.com. Please attach a picture and copy your bio into the body of your email. We feature poets on the 2nd/3rd Sundays. PLEASE NOTE: WE BOOK AT LEAST 6 MONTHS IN ADVANCE. We can not book features until we receive a bio. DO NOT EMAIL ABOUT WEB OR OTHER SERVICES OR YOU WILL BE INVOICED A $15 FEE TO SUPPORT OUR CHARITY.

The Poetry Slam Team

Congratulations to the 2022 Say What Slam Team: Slammaster Black Phoenix, Dove Dupree, Shay Black, Marleyquinn, Your Favorite Murse and Sydnie. Say What Greenville Slam Team is ranked 5th in the nation by the National Poetry Slam. The Greenville Slam Team won Southern Fried South East Regional Poetry Slam in 1998, and placed in the top four in 2015-2017.

Slams &Tournaments

Please see our blog for the latest slam information. Click here for the blog.

  • Fresh Out the Oven Slam: August
    Poems performed must never have been performed in a slam (open mic okay).
  • Carolina Regional Poetry Slam: September
  • Say What Poetry Slam Open Slam: October, November
  • Not Quite the New Year Slam:December
  • Martin Luther King Celebration, January
  • Black History Month Slam, February
  • Say What Poetry Slam Open Slam, March
  • Queen of the South Slam, April
  • King of the South Slam, May
  • Carolina Slam Tour, April
  • Annual Haiku Slam, July
  • Annual Nerd Slam, TBD

Wit’s End Poetry Projects

We are more than just a non-profit organization .

  • OneGVLARTS

    Social-equity arts projects sponsored by Wits End Poetry. Recently created 5 murals combining poetry and art.

  • Poetry Slam

    Ever wondered about the history and purpose of Poetry Slam? Check out this TedX Talk by our founder Kimberly Simms.

  • Carolina Poets Reading Series

    Join us every 2nd and 4th Thursday to enjoy three established poets.

  • Carolina Poets YouTube Channel

    Enjoy poetry from our archive of vintage footage as well as new poems from established and emerging poets.

Make A Change

We are proudly non-corporate non-compromised organization built to serve the literary arts community. We rely on public support to carry out our mission. Our board of directors and leadership is over 80% minority.