classic slam 2024

This two-day event is ONE OF the largest Poetry SlamS in the world!

Join hundreds of young poets from schools throughout California as we come together to perform Classic poems and original Spoken Word Response pieces, live, for a panel of esteemed judges.

APRIL 18 & 20 2024

CLASSIC SLAM

RAISE THE ROOTS

APRIL 20-22, 2023

The two-day Classic Slam is the largest Classic Poetry Slam in the world and includes hundreds of young poets from schools throughout California.  Young poets come together to perform Classic poems and original Spoken Word Response pieces, live, for a panel of judges.

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FINALS HOST

Azure antoinette

A commissioned poet, actress, TED Speaker, GRAMMY™ Considered recording artist, entrepreneur, and DEI thought leader and corporate advisor. Named the “Maya Angelou of the millennial generation,” in the highly acclaimed Forbes Most Powerful Women in the World Issue. Since being discovered in 2010 by Oprah Winfrey on the World Stage of the Minerva Conference hosted by former first Lady Maria Shriver, Azure has W]written for and shared a stage with bestselling author of Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert, and opened for Lady Gaga. Current spokesperson for Janssen Pharmaceuticals and the MoretoMS Campaign, Azure Antoinette is a 13-year survivor of Multiple Sclerosis and has a strong passion for patient advocacy and living well with MS. Amongst her many commitments she has previously served as ambassador and/or spokesperson for Clean & Clear, The GAP, and Beats by Dr. Dre, among others, and commissioned to write for the Girl Scouts of America, Johnson & Johnson, California Arts Council, American Cancer Society’s benefit Art 4 Life, The Documentary Group, and many more. Azure Antoinette made her acting debut in April 2021 as the first character to portray her disease on screen and represent the LGBT+ community on the critically acclaimed hit series Grey’s Anatomy in its 17th season as Irene Hayes! Off screen, you can find Azure planning storytelling strategy with her team at her parent firm TELLER Ventures Ltd.

To reserve your seat, email andrea@getlit.org. arrive by 4:30pm to ensure your place in the audience.

Join us at the Classic Slam
Finals on April 22!

LAST YEAR'S top POEM

The Quarter and Semi-Finals are on Thursday, April 20 and are by invitation only — for more information about these events please email us.

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When can I begin teaching the program?

You can begin teaching the program as soon as you would like! Many of the schools begin now, and some start at the beginning of their second semester in January. Contact Laurie@GetLit.org for more information.

When does the Classic Slam take place?

The 2023 Classic Slam is taking place at LATC (Los Angeles Theater Center) on April 20 & 21, with Classic Slam Finals taking place at the Theatre at the ACE Hotel on Saturday April 22.

How many teams compete each day?

Roughly 50 teams compete in the Classic Slam quarterfinals each day. The top 8 teams from each day will go on to compete in the semifinals at the end of the day. The last four teams will compete at finals, and one will be champion!

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Contact us to see how you and your students can participate in our electric week of poetry.

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