Poets to compete in slam

Jadene Meyer

The Spoken Word Club will compete in Get Lit’s city-wide Classic Slam beginning Thursday at the Orpheum Theater.

The nation’s largest teen poetry festival, Classic Slam features 50 schools and 300 student poets from Southern California. Students have the opportunity to win monetary prizes, scholarships or invitations to join the Get Lit Players, a Los Angeles organization founded in 2006 to foster cultural understanding, creative self-expression and performance technique.

“We’re getting to the final leg of our journey, so we have to start figuring out what we want to do and memorize so we can have everything off book and can start performing our poems,” Matteo Lauto ’18 said.
Club alumna Jensen McRae ’15 mentored students for two hours April 17, assisting students in determining what poems to deliver.