KMAC Poetry Slam

KMAC is excited to bring back our reimagined Poetry Slam!


KMAC Poetry Slam is a unique poetry experience. Slammers pay $10.00 at the door and offer their original poetry in a friendly competition for bragging rights (and cash prizes). Admission is free for audience members who get to hear some of the city's best spoken word poets. 


Presented in partnership with Louisville's Commission on Public Art and your host, Lance G. Newman II.

Upcoming Slams

Saturday, November 7

More details and registration coming soon!

"Mr. Spreadlove"  - Lance G. Newman

Lance G. Newman II was raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He is a writer, poet, host, actor, performing, visual and teaching artist. His experience is the culmination of a 16 year career performing around the country. As a playwright, he helped create plays such as the Smoketown Poetry OperaThe Westend Poetry Opera and The Blood Always Returns. Under the name SpreadLovEnterprise, he teaches his creative writing and public speaking curriculum in schools, community centers and service providing organizations. He hosts the largest and longest running poetry slam in Louisville, created the public art “LITS Project” on 4th Street,  and has been featured in newspapers, commercials and the feature film Frathouse.  Newman is better known by the moniker ‘Mr. SpreadLove,’ a local man of worldly talent.


715 West Main Street

Louisville, Kentucky 40202



Wednesday - Sunday 10a-5p

Monday & Tuesday CLOSED

Admission to KMAC is free for students and children thanks to a generous donation from

Brook and Pam Smith. KMAC is also supported in part by our members, The Fund for the Arts, and the Kentucky Arts Council. Our exhibitions are supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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