The Classic Slam is ON! Our annual, flagship event will be LIVE on 4/29, 4/30, and 5/8 (Finals).
For this year’s Classic Slam, each team will be assigned a virtual theater where they will compete. Every theater will have a host, judges, competing poets, and an unlimited virtual audience. The Classic Slam will be streaming on Youtube Live and on Classic Slam Finals – LIVE! Go in, Poets!
For the first time ever, YOU can help judge! We are inviting audience members to score each poem alongside our panel of celebrity judges using our Get Lit Scoremetrics technology. At Classic Slam Finals, the poem with the highest scores will be named the “People’s Choice Award Winner” and take home a prize of $500 cash. Get Lit will award over $10,000 in prizes to both poets and audience members. Click here to see what you could win!
And for all of you hungry for more poetry in your life, Get Lit has created a common-core aligned week-long mini-unit and one-day lesson plan available to schools across the globe. We hope to bring the power of poetry right to your virtual classrooms to ignite a dialogue of literacy, passion, and empowerment.
Our voices, community, and connection are more important now than ever before! Join us to celebrate these amazing poets as they set our hearts (and screens) on fire!