The Slam is the culminating event of Boston Scores’ fall Power of Poetry season for our Elementary School teams. Inspired by suggestions from our coach-mentors, the theme of our 2021 Poetry Slam was Justice & Joy.
The goal for this theme was to show that justice and joy are not separate entities – in fact, they can deeply inform each other. Justice can bring on joy, and joy can help to guide justice.
Students had spent the fall season working with their teammates and coach-mentors to create a team poem to share at this virtual performance event.
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While the Slam is a team performance, Writing Coaches at every Scores partner school also select two students each year to perform an individual poem at our annual winter Poets’ Banquet.
Students participate in one-on-one workshops with a dedicated writing coach over two months to prepare a single composition for performance at the Banquet and compete for the opportunity to become the next Poet of the Year!
Join us for the 2022 Banquet on 2/12/2022! To RSVP and be notified with the Zoom link, please click below!
You can support in a variety of ways during the set up and registration, on the judges panel, as a part of the cheer squad and more. Contact Danielle Molloy, Development Associate, at email@example.com if you’re interested in volunteering at either event!