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About the Poetry Slam

An inspiring event  showcasing the Women and Girls Development  Fund’s mission of enabling women and girls to reach their full potential.  San Antonio community leaders will pair up with young ladies from the Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio to enter into a Poetry Slam or, spoken-word poetry competition.

A Poetry Slam is the competitive art of performance poetry.  Slamming puts a dual emphasis on writing and performance, encouraging poets to focus on what they are saying and how they are saying it.  There is a diverse range of work within slam, including heartfelt love poetry, searing social commentary, uproarious comic routines, and bittersweet personal confessional pieces.

Poets are judged not only on the content of their slam but the manner of delivery and passion behind their words.  They will also be judged by a panel of judges.

About the Women and Girls Development Fund

Driven by the goal to build a community of sustainable philanthropists, the Women & Girls Development Fund is charged with fostering leadership and supporting programs to help women and girls reach their potential. With the support and stability of the San Antonio Area Foundation, staff and volunteers will work to expand involvement and charitable giving for the fund.

The San Antonio Area Foundation strives to promote its services community-wide and actively works to serve as a vital pillar in our community. The Women & Girls Development Fund is an organized effort to raise grant dollars that are governed and administered by community residents from the San Antonio area for the purpose of improving the opportunities and lives of Women and Girls in need. This fund works to increase community participation and volunteerism; supports grassroots non-profit organizations that effectively serve Women and Girls; and helps increase institutional responses to the needs of your local population.

Saturday | March 31, 2012 | 11:30 AM | Grand Hyatt