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Live Event: INKspired

The last INKspired event was pre-pandemic, here is a look at the November 2019 event hosted at the Raleigh Convention center with an audience of 255 people.

INKSpired is an upscale poetry event with live musical performances that will be hosted in-person in Raleigh, and virtually. "See you between the lines"

WUNC is the media sponsor for the upcoming INKspired event. Inkspired is a local up-scale poetry event, co-directed and hosted by artist and performer KrystalDaMuse , at the downtown Raleigh convention center. Guests will experience live musical performances and a pre-show art gallery that will be in person as well as virtual—available in 360 view and virtual reality.

Outside of the bells and whistles of the production, the true uniqueness comes from the concept of the show. s.P. The Writer, a poet from the Raleigh-Durham area, is the sole writer for the event. He has commissioned other artists to come in and perform his work in this 5th installment. One of the most notable poets taking the stage is, the award-winning slam poet, Ayanna Albertson! With performances from, NBC's The Voice contestant, Calvin Lockett, who will be returning to his hometown to serenade the audience.

Location: Raleigh Convention Center Ballroom C

Art Gallery starts at 5:30 pm; the Main show starts at 7:00 pm

Virtual: Text the word POETRY to 888-549-0199, a link will be sent prior

Tickets Available at

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Truitt moved to Durham, North Carolina, and made it her home. She quickly matriculated from student reporter to Youth mentor and was later named Director of WUNC’s Youth Reporting institute. Truitt has produced radio reports for national broadcast on NPR’s Here & Now, and Oakland Youth Radio. She also currently serves on WUNC Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability Committee.
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