The Charleston Music Hall is keeping its tradition of hosting new and different types of shows with the Holy City Poetry Slam this Friday, Feb. 27. The evening feautres not only the poetry slam — which comes with a grand prize of $300 — but also readings by local poets and youth members of the Holy City Youth Slam.

The event is hosted by poet, graphic designer, videographer, and all-around creative man-about-town Marcus Amaker, who will also present a solo poetry reading. Matt Foley, a poet and English and creative writing teacher at the Charleston Charter School for Math & Science, will also read.

The Poetry Slam starts at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) and tickets are $5. Poets who want to enter the slam pay a $10 entry fee. Learn more and get tickets at

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