Quarter- & Semi-Finals: April 20 & 21, 2017, at the Los Angeles Theatre Center
Finals: April 23, 2017, at the Orpheum!
The largest youth classic poetry festival in the world, where high school students from all over Southern California face off to “slam” classic poems by the likes of Neruda, Lorca, Hughes, Dickinson, Angelou, and countless others, in combination with their own spoken word responses. The Classic Slam comes to life every April (National Poetry Month) as the culmination of Get Lit’s in-school program, and competing teams are judges by leading writers, actors, and artists, for audiences of thousands. Scholarships are awarded to winning teams!