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2019 Half-Pints Poetry Slam

May 10, 2019

On Tuesday, May 7, Half-Pints poets from 10 elementary schools in Des Moines Public Schools battled with words for the golden boombox at the annual Half-Pints Poetry Slam. Congratulations to Jefferson Elementary for taking home the gold! We are continually grateful for our partnership with 21st Century Community Learning Centers for supporting the program in each school. Much love to Eduardo Arana for capturing the magic.

7th Annual Des Moines Teen Poetry Slam

April 23, 2019

On Friday, April 19, we hosted finals of the 7th Annual Des Moines Teen Poetry Slam! Congratulations to Jocelyn, Kaleb, Bri, Andrea, LaNeeta, and GRAND SLAM CHAMP Jazzy for qualifying to represent our city at Brave New Voices this summer!

Much love to Russhaun, founder of New Division Productions, for capturing the magic.