California Poets in the Schools’ Students’ Grand Slam Poetry Reading in collaboration with the San Francisco Giants’ Community Fund and Jr. Giants

For Immediate Release April  26, 2013
Contact: Susan Terence Calif. Poets in the Schools 415-751-6770 susieluz@gmail.com California Poets in the Schools’ Students’ Grand Slam Poetry Reading in collaboration with the San Francisco Giants’ Community Fund and Jr. Giants California Poets in the Schools (CPITS) in collaboration with the San Francisco Giants’ Community Fund/ Jr. Giants’ Program and the San Francisco Main Library will be hosting a city-wide students’ poetry reading featuring K-12  SFUSD  students at the San Francisco Main Library Koret Auditorium on Sunday, May 26, from 1-4 p.m.   As part of a year-long project, students wrote poems about baseball history, the SF Giants, their own lives and communities, and their dreams for the future.  Students’ poems will be collected in classroom anthologies as well as in a city-wide students’ baseball poetry anthology to be distributed to schools and libraries. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Boondock Squad accompanied by singer, JT Teodoro.  A reception will follow the reading.  The Main Library is located at 100 Larkin St.  The event is free to the public. California Poets in the Schools, the largest writer-in-the-schools program of its kind in the country, is in its 48th year of sending professional published writers into classrooms, libraries, juvenile halls, and hospital programs to help California students recognize and celebrate their own creativity and intellectual curiosity through the creative writing process.  For more information, contact info@cpits.org, (415) 221-4201 or www.cpits.org. I wish I were the lonely Tim Lincecum during summer on the blue pitcher’s mound dropping the moon over home plate. --Group Poem Ms. Gina Robertson’s 1st and 2nd grade class, New Traditions It’s a homerun! It’s a bat hitting a rocket far into fans in orange and black. It’s  spinning, hurling, gliding towards the fans.  The crowd goes wild!  It screams!  It’s a home run!  Hot dogs drop, sodas spill. Mouths open like black holes. --Jayden Lui, 5th grade, FS Key E.S.
April 30, 2013