The Blair School of Music and the Nashville Public Library welcome the 7th Annual State of the Word to Ingram Hall featuring the region’s top college and high school writers, poets, emcees and spoken word artists. On this evening, the Mayor’s Office, Metro Nashville Arts Commission, Urban Word, Southern Word, and the Nashville Public Library will select Nashville’s first Youth Poet Laureate. The event will also feature the winner of the first STEM Poetry Slam in collaboration with the Middle Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub.

For more information about the 7th Annual State of the Word and tickets visit

Nashville Arts Magazine has the opportunity to give away a pair of tickets for the 7th Annual State of the Word on December 6, 7-9:00 p.m at Ingram Hall.


2 winners will be selected at random to win a pair of one-day passes

1. Log in to Twitter.

2. Click this link and do not edit the tweet (we will be searching for this to randomly select a winner).

3. Follow @nashvillearts and @Southernword we will send a direct message (DM) to the winner at  12 PM on December 5.

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