January 7, 2013

Happy New Year!

We welcome winter and hope you all enjoyed the holidays!

SCORES Denver's fall season ended with our 13th Annual Poetry SLAM! held at Abraham Lincoln High School in November.  We're always amazed by the variety of poetry and the talents of so many young poet-athletes.  Congratulations to all who performed their original works in front of teammates and community members!

Please visit our Picasa album to see all the great photos of teams and their performances, as well as the volunteers who helped make the night special.  A special thanks to Starbucks Coffee Company employees and  to the University of Denver students who worked that evening!

We also wish to express our thanks to our special guest from Minor Disturbance Youth Slam Poetry, Leah Scott, who attended our event in the middle of DU's finals week!  She wowed the crowd with several performances and we can't wait to see her again.

Our own poet-athletes wrote over 1,400 pieces this season.  Some are funny, some sad and inspirational; many are based on formats learned in over 30 hours of writing workshops this fall.

SCORES staff members have collected the poems and are busily posting some of our favorites for all to read on our Inspired Art Poetry page.  If you are, or know an artist who might like to be involved in our fourth annual Inspired Art event we welcome you to visit the Artists' Corner page for more information and to fill out a contract, letting us know which poem inspired you.  All submitted and accepted creations will be featured for auction at Artwork Network on April 11, 2013.

Other exciting happenings in this off-season will include preparations for National Poetry SLAM! in New York City and some organized soccer play time at SCORES schools for neighborhood children.  Check back for more information and stay on top of the latest news by "liking" us on Facebook.

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