breatheINK Youth Poetry Slam - March
Poetry slams are open to all students 13-19 years old. It is breatheINK's goal to allow all local teen poets the opportunity to express themselves through performance poetry.
breatheINK is a performance poetry based organization that seeks to expose all Mecklenburg area youth to the knowledge and power of spoken word. Through workshops, poetry slams, school clubs and organizations, and other activities we will allow youth in our community to enhance personal and social growth through self-expression, build stronger creative writing and comprehension techniques, increase self-confidence through personal presentations, and develop teamwork skills through group poetry.
We are an organization created to help students of all ages find the young artists hidden within themselves. It is our belief that creativity in any form, especially performance poetry, expressed from the minds and hearts of our younger community members should be displayed in any way possible for the benefit of us all. It is our goal to create positive opportunities for young poets to increase their writing skills, learn the art of poetic performance, practice group poetry, craft poetry slam strategies, and discover all ways to use their art for positive and professional purposes.
Directions & Parking
A special preferred parking rate of only $5* is available for our patrons in our designated garage.
7th Street Station Parking Garage
Enter on 6th or 7th Streets between N. College and N. Brevard Streets.
*The $5 rate is applicable when parked in the garage after 5pm on weekdays, Mon – Fri. If parked in the garage before 5pm, the $5 rate is void. There is no time restriction for the weekend, Sat & Sun.
Getting and Using Your Parking Pass When You Arrive
- Pull the garage entry ticket when you arrive at the designated garage. You will need this to exit!
- Purchase a $5 Blumenthal exit pass at the theater or click here to purchase in advance online. If you would rather purchase by phone, please call 704.335.1010*
When You Exit
- Insert your garage entry ticket into the yellow slot. Amount due will display on the screen.
- Insert your Blumenthal exit pass in the same yellow slot, with arrow pointing at slot.
- Gate arm will rise and screen will display “drive safely.”
*Pre-paid parking is not available day of show.
CLICK HERE for parking information for Blumenthal Performing Arts Center events. (Belk Theater, Booth Playhouse, Stage Door Theater)
CLICK HERE for parking information for Knight Theater events.