2021 CLASSIC SLAM PREVIEW

February 18, 2021

Check out our Classic Slam artwork!  We are excited to announce this year’s 10th annual Classic Slam will be held on April 29th thru May 1st, 2021. The Classic Slam is the largest youth classic poetry festival in the world featuring acclaimed authors and poets as our students compete against each other for school spirit and college scholarships. It’s a wild and raucous celebration of youth wisdom and power!

Explore our Virtual Anthology, and contact Kelly@GetLit.Org for more info on how to bring Get Lit’s programming into your school!

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