Due to COVID-19 we were unable to hold our usual in-person Poetry SLAM event. Even though we couldn’t gather in person we wanted to still provide a safe space for our students to express themselves through poetry and have a spotlight shone on their amazing work.
In 2020 we held a virtual SLAM. All students who took part in our program were able to write an original poem and film themselves performing that poem. They were all then entered into the SLAM and scored by community member judges. All winners were given gift cards and highlighted in a special Poetry SLAM highlight video.
We had 57 students submit poems for this year’s SLAM. All submissions and the highlight video can be found on our Youtube page here.