The Classic Slam

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The Classic Slam is three-day festival where youth from over 50 schools perform both classic and response poems. The finals feature the top four teams.

The 8th Annual Get Lit Classic Slam Quarter and Semifinals was held on April 25th & 26th, 2019 at the Los Angeles Theater Company.

The Get Lit Grand Slam Finals was held on Saturday April, 27, 2019 at the Theater at the ACE Hotel.

April 25-26, 2019 | Classic Slam Quarter and Semifinals

April 27, 2019 | Grand Slam Finals

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Judges include:

  • Sam Sax

    Sam Sax

  • Olivia Gatwood

    Olivia Gatwood

  • Rudy Francisco

    Rudy Francisco

  • Carlos López Estrada

    Carlos López Estrada

  • Pamela Adlon

    Pamela Adlon

  • Maia Mayor

    Maia Mayor

  • Kyland Turner

    Kyland Turner

  • Yoko April Tamada

    Yoko April Tamada

  • And More!

Hosted by:

  • George Watsky

    George Watsky

  • Monique Mitchell

    Monique Mitchell


  • Joshua Silverstein

    Joshua Silverstein


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