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America SCORES Boston hosts Poetry SLAM!

Posted by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff  November 7, 2012 04:18 PM

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America SCORES Boston will host the 14th annual Poetry SLAM! featuring 360 elementary school student athletes who will perform original work in front of peers, parents, friends and the Boston community on Nov. 15 from 5-7 p.m. at the Strand Theatre.

The theme of the spoken pieces that the children will share is “My American Dream.” Andre Dubus III, acclaimed author of “House of Sand and Fog,” will also speak at the Poetry SLAM!

America SCORES Boston’s mission is to promote academic excellence and healthy choices for Boston public school athletes. For more information visit americascoresboston.org.

Mary Pavlu covers Boston Public School athletics. She can be reached at Mary.Pavlu@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @MaryPavlu

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