Welcome to Pompano Beach,

home of the Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival, the only poetry festival hosted in the Southern United States to be held during the winter season! Our four-day festival honors the spoken word tradition, encourages creative freedom, community involvement, and the development of lasting

During the festival,
thirty poets from around the country will…

Perform over 120 poems

a collective of 90hrs of community service to local nonprofit agencies

approximately $10,000 to the local economy by supporting local businesses

Enjoy Pompano Beach as a destination for cultural tourism by accessing
city’s cultural facilities and beaches