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DuWaup's Cincinnati Poetry Slam is a must-attend event for those who appreciate artistic expression and networking. This event is organized, hosted, and executive produced by Kimberly "DuWaup" Bolden, a renowned spoken word artist and entrepreneur.
Held at Artsville's cultural art center, the event brings together patrons, poets, and small business vendors for an evening of connection and exceptional artistry.
The highlight of the evening is the three-round poetry slam battle, where sixteen gifted poets compete for the top spot. The event is full of high-energy and passion as these poets pour their hearts out in an effort to showcase their skills.
It's a friendly competition, but make no mistake, the poets come to win. So, if you're in Cincinnati, make sure to check out DuWaup's Cincinnati Poetry Slam for an unforgettable night of creativity and networking.

It's all love, but this is war!!

What's at stake??
$700 total in cash prizes!!

1st $500, 2nd $125, 3rd $75

$25 in advance
$35 at the door

$35 poet registration fee.



$40 vendor fee


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Introducing the multi-talented, award-winning Kimberly "DuWaup" Bolden

author, poet, and singer/songwriter extraordinaire! As a proud graduate of

Northern Kentucky University, DuWaup is an artistic powerhouse and a skilled entrepreneur. She co-owns the innovative BOLD Creative Solutions consulting firm and shines as the Executive Producer, mastermind, and charismatic host of DuWaup's Cincinnati Poetry Slam. With two decades of experience, DuWaup tirelessly brings vibrant creativity to her region and the world.

In December 2021, she unveiled her captivating first poetry book "SINCERELY, DuWaup," accompanied by an enchanting poetry and music project aptly named "SINCERELY, DuWaup The Soundtrack." The excitement is building for her highly anticipated follow-ups "For My Sistas," set to dazzle us all in fall 2023. Don't miss out! Discover more about DuWaup, browse her exclusive merchandise, and secure bookings by visiting today! 

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