Our 9th Annual Poetry Slam! was held Friday, November 18th at Town Hall. The inspiring event featured over 160 SCORES poet-athletes performing their original poetry in front of family, friends, and members of the community. The Slam! was presented by Seattle Sounders FC and featured Sounders FC star Lamar Neagle as guest speaker and Sounders FC digital media writer Matt Gaschk as master of celebrations. There was also a very special performance by Matt Gano, Performance Poet and Artist in Residence at Seattle Arts and Lectures, Writers in the Schools program, and inspirational words from Seattle Police Department Sergeant Jay Shin.
A special thank you to Seattle Sounders FC, Lamar Neagle, Matt Gaschk, Matt Gano, Jay Shin, our volunteers, and our wonderful judges.
Here are some pictures from the evening:
Seattle Police Sgt. Jay Shin talks about the impact poetry has on his life