Community Poetry SLAM!

The fall season culminates in the Community Poetry SLAM! Each elementary team performs an original poem before an audience of parents, coaches, and their fellow poet-athletes. Middle grades teams, rather than perform on stage, present their team music video. Throughout the season, these middle grades teams collaborate with their coaches and working artists to write and record an original song and music video, which is debuted at the SLAM. Between team performances, two poets from each team step to the mic to perform an original, solo poem. At the end of the SLAM, one elementary school and one middle school each win the coveted Golden Ball Award, for having displayed the most Teamwork, Leadership and Commitment throughout the season.

Based upon their performance at the Slam and their commitment throughout the season, select teams and individuals will be invited to train for and perform at the Red Carpet Poetry Slam.



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