Free admission (all visitors, all hours)

WordShop is free.

NYC-Urbana hosts poetry slams at the Bowery Poetry Club every Tuesday. This is a quirky and eccentric series, and even though it’s featured some of the biggest names in poetry–Billy Collins, Patricia Smith, Galway Kinnell, Saul Williams, and almost every national slam champion–it remains a warm, welcoming venue for all kinds of poetic voices: political, confessional, musical and spiritual. The series has won the national poetry slam championship a record three times (1997, 2000, 2002).

Urbana starts at 7 pm. Bowery Arts and Science hosts the “WordShop” with the featured poet from the Poetry Slam giving a talk of the craft of poetry at 6:30 pm.