Slam League


Formerly a PYPM program, the Philly Slam League has grown into its own organization and host poetry teams from Philadelphia-area high schools compete in an after-school intellectual competition each spring.

Philly Slam League promotes confidence, teamwork, school pride, writing and performance growth, and networking.  Competitions begin in February.  School teams begin team building in the fall. If you are an individual or school looking to get involved, please register at

Please contact Matthew Kay here with questions.

Click here to learn more about Slam League:

Also, check out Philly Slam League Coordinator, Matthew Kay’s, keynote address at the Philadelphia Writing Project’s Celebration of Writing and Literacy: