The 2016 CLASSIC SLAM (Grand Slam Finals)!
The Orpheum Theatre
842 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, US
300 Poets. 50 Schools. 1 Champion.The Classic Slam is the largest youth classic poetry festival in the world, where high school students from schools throughout Southern California face off to "slam" classic poems by poets like Neruda, Lorca, Hughes, Dickinson, Angelou, etc. in combination with their own spoken word responses. The Classic Slam occurs every year during National Poetry Month for audiences of thousands. Scholarships will be awarded to winning teams and bouts will be judged by leading writers, actors, and artists. This year's judges include Sundance actor/director Nate Parker, award-winning poet & journalist Patricia Smith, head of arts for LAUSD Rory Pullens, acclaimed poet Andrea Gibson, and actress/producer Jessica Oyelowo.General Admission to the event is free. Suggested donation at the door: $15 for adults and $5 for youth under 18.Celebrate Get Lit's 10-year anniversary, and join the #LiteraryRiot! **In the event that the Classic Slam sells out, tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please arrive by 6:00pm in order to ensure your seat.**
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