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National Poetry SLAM!

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See the 2016 SLAM! photos

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  • A red-carpet and star-studded event in New York City, the National Poetry SLAM! occurs each spring at venues as diverse as Harlem’s Apollo Theater and the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Thousands of SCORES students take center stage at regional Poetry SLAM’s! for the opportunity to perform their original poetry on a national stage.
  • The event showcases the power of America SCORES to improve lives while celebrating the achievements of these outstanding elementary school youth.
  • The SLAM! is attended by SCORES families, coaches and teachers from around the country, as well as representatives of top corporate, finance, and sports brands.
  • Since 2014, with the support of News Corp, the event has been live streamed online. 

2016 Regional SLAM! Dates

Bay Area – January 2017 (TBD) – More Information
Boston – November 10, 2016 – More Information
Chicago – November 18, 2016 – More Information
Cleveland – November 18, 2016 – More Information
Denver – November 15, 2016 – More Information
DC – November 16-17, 2016 – More Information
LA – TBD – More Information
Milwaukee – November 17, 2016 – More Information
New York – December 1, 2016 – More Information
Seattle – November 9, 2016 – More Information
Vancouver – December 8, 2016 – More Information