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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.

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DC Writers Corps Youth Poetry Slam Finalists 5/14/07: DC Writers Corps Youth Poetry Slam Finalists

For the 7th year in a row, young poets perform in Olympic-style competitions and are judged on presentation and content.

DC Writers Corps Youth Poetry Slam Finalists

For the 7th year in a row, young poets perform in Olympic-style competitions and are judged on presentation and content.
D.C. Writers Corps Youth Poetry Slam Finalists 5/15/06: D.C. Writers Corps Youth Poetry Slam Finalists

Finalists perform poetry in an Olympic-style competition and are judged on presentation and content.

D.C. Writers Corps Youth Poetry Slam Finalists

Finalists perform poetry in an Olympic-style competition and are judged on presentation and content.
DC Writers Corps Youth Poetry Slam Finalists 5/2/05: DC Writers Corps Youth Poetry Slam Finalists

DC Writers Corps Youth Poetry Slam Finalists perform for the 5th year in a row in Olympic-style competitions and are judged on presentation and content.

DC Writers Corps Youth Poetry Slam Finalists

DC Writers Corps Youth Poetry Slam Finalists perform for the 5th year in a row in Olympic-style competitions and are judged on presentation and content.
DC WritersCorps Youth Poetry Slam Finalists 5/10/04: DC WritersCorps Youth Poetry Slam Finalists

DC WritersCorps Youth Poetry Slam Finalists perform for the 4th year in a row in Olympic-style competitions and are judged on presentation and content.

DC WritersCorps Youth Poetry Slam Finalists

DC WritersCorps Youth Poetry Slam Finalists perform for the 4th year in a row in Olympic-style competitions and are judged on presentation and content.
The 6th Annual Youth Poetry Slam League Championship 5/19/03: The 6th Annual Youth Poetry Slam League Championship

National Endowment for the Arts and AmeriCorps sponsored DC WritersCorps presents its youth poetry slam league championship.

The 6th Annual Youth Poetry Slam League Championship

National Endowment for the Arts and AmeriCorps sponsored DC WritersCorps presents its youth poetry slam league championship.
Video 12/21/02: The Dance Institute of Washington and DC Writer's Corps

Students from the Dance Institute of Washington and poets from the DC Writers’ Corps perform selections from their upcoming Concert Hall program, The Spirit of Kwanzaa.

The Dance Institute of Washington and DC Writer's Corps

Students from the Dance Institute of Washington and poets from the DC Writers’ Corps perform selections from their upcoming Concert Hall program, The Spirit of Kwanzaa.
2002 D.C. Poetry Competition Writers Corps Youth Poetry Slam Championship 5/21/02: 2002 D.C. Poetry Competition Writers Corps Youth Poetry Slam Championship

DC WRITERSCORPS Youth Poetry Slam League Championship
Hear the voices of the future of poetry.

2002 D.C. Poetry Competition Writers Corps Youth Poetry Slam Championship

DC WRITERSCORPS Youth Poetry Slam League Championship
Hear the voices of the future of poetry.
DC WritersCorp Teen Poetry SlamCompetition 4/17/01: DC WritersCorp Teen Poetry SlamCompetition

DC WRITERSCORPS Youth Poetry Slam League Championship
The winners of the DC Poetry Competition WritersCorp Teen Slam perform their original works. Presented in conjunction with Borders Books and Music.

DC WritersCorp Teen Poetry SlamCompetition

DC WRITERSCORPS Youth Poetry Slam League Championship
The winners of the DC Poetry Competition WritersCorp Teen Slam perform their original works. Presented in conjunction with Borders Books and Music.

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