Our Words Our City
Established in 2017, Our Words Our City is a unique showcase of DC SCORES talented poet-athletes and alumni and their original, expressive pieces of poetry.
Many of the performers are Shine Award recipients, which is awarded at the annual DC SCORES Poetry Slam to the poet-athletes that demonstrates the most confidence and delivers the best individual performance. Professional spoken-word artists from the region work alongside the kids for weeks to perfect their craft for this special evening.
This exciting, moving, fun and inspiring evening includes a reception before and after the performances.
Ben-James Brown, Vice-President/Regional Banking District Manager – Wells Fargo
Ann Friedman, Founder and CEO – Planet Word Museum
David Grosso, At-Large Councilmember
Dave Johnson, Play-by-Play Announcer and Sports Director – WTOP Radio
Hiram Larew, Poet
Kimberly Schraf, Actor and Coordinator – Parkmont Poetry Festival
Andy Shallal, Founder and CEO – Busboys and Poets
Arlene Selber, Arlene Selber Consulting
Clint Smith, Poet
Anne Harding Woodworth, Poet