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Poetry Slam

About Poetry Slam


The SBCEO Poetry Slam Series guides students as they explore published poems while crafting original, written word performances. This series celebrates student voices and empowers expression. Teachers and students participate in workshops and mentor sessions that culminate in the competitive Santa Barbara County Poetry Slam.

We invite students in grade 9-12 throughout Santa Barbara County to compete in this unique creative series and competition.

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Mark your calendar for the SBCEO 2024 Poetry Slam Series culminating in a final poetry slam event on February 15, 2024.

Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Melinda Palacio performs as a guest poet at the 2023 SBCEO Poetry Slam.

A panel of excited judges eagerly awaits the performances of the poets.

Samantha McDonald, winner of the 2023 SBCEO Poetry Slam performs her original poem, "Generational Burden."

Litzy Matematico performing her poem at the 2023 SBCEO Poetry Slam.

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