Grand Slam | Poetry Competition

April 4, 2023
The MFAH and Writers in the Schools (WITS) present the Grand Slam. This event is the culmination of the Meta4 Slam Series, a free youth poetry competition held across Houston. The series gives young Houston poets, rappers, emcees, and spoken-word artists the opportunity to perform and build community with other youth artists and to compete for a spot on the World Champion Meta4 Houston youth poetry slam team.

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About Writers in the Schools
WITS connects children and youth with professional writers and spoken-word artists to unlock the joy and power of storytelling and creative expression. Through school programs, summer camps, workshops, and clubs, WITS works with thousands of students in the Houston area each year.

General admission to the MFAH is free on Thursdays, courtesy of Shell Oil Company.

All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive generous support from H-E-B; Institute of Museum and Library Services; Sempra Foundation; the Brown Foundation, Inc.; the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; the John M. O’Quinn Foundation; the Joe Barnhart Foundation; the Cockrell Family Fund; the CFP Foundation; Macey and Harry Reasoner; the Texas Commission on the Arts; and the Junior League of Houston, Inc.

Endowment funds are provided by the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; Windgate Foundation; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Medha and Shashank Karve; Virginia and Ira Jackson; Jesse H. Jones II; the CFP Foundation; the Favrot Fund; gifts in memory of John Wynne; Neiman Marcus Youth Arts Education; gifts in memory of Peter Lotz; and gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.


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Houston, TX 77005
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