DC Writer's Corps
DC WritersCorps began the poetry competitions back in 1997 as a way of getting middle school students interested in reading and writing literature. The slam competitions appeal to students’ love of self-expression and helps expose their intellectual and creative gifts to the general public.
This family event features students in Olympic style competitions with judges scoring the students for presentation and content. The school with the highest score gets bragging rights and trophies. Borders Books & Music also awards each student with gift certificates.