One Day Only
February 09, 2019
  • Towngate Theatre & Cinema
    2118 Market Street Wheeling, WV
  • 304-242-7700
  • Hours
  • $5

Join us for an evening of spoken word poetry at Towngate Theatre! The Prosers present A Celebration of Spoken Word 8pm, Saturday, January 19.

Take a mesmerizing journey with The Prosers, a group of local spoken-word artists, as they perform a series of self-written poetry. They’ll share powerful stories of personal struggle and authentic experiences while examining social justice issues. During the performances, singers, songwriters and musicians often join the poets on stage. Most of all, explore the connection between poetry and personal expression.

You can discover and develop your own voice, too. After The Prosers perform, an open mic session closes out the evening. Poets, new and experienced, shy and bold, bring their poems and read aloud to the audience.

Sponsored by Main Street Bank.

Admission is $5. Purchase tickets online, at the door or call 304-242-7700.

Spoken word poetry has a special swagger…

This isn’t your grandma’s poetry reading.  Because the rules are not the same as traditional poetry, spoken word poetry has a special swagger. It is literary rap, impassioned commentary, uninhibited word art, poetry and improvisation all wrapped up in one package. And, it is written to be performed.

Towngate Theatre is more than theater…

Towngate’s Second Season enhances Wheeling’s arts landscape with literary programming, spoken word performances, improvisation and more.  Programs often feature works by emerging and/or local authors, playwrights and poets.