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Burnet Middle School Poetry Slam Set for May 25

UNION, NJ - It is that time of year again!

Burnet Middle School is inviting the public to their celebration of poetry and figurative language on May 25, 2017 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m., 1000 Caldwell Avenue, Union. 

Students will perform original poems, raps, instrumental pieces, vocal performances, as well as creative art created right on stage during the SLAM.  

All proceeds to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. If you would like to donate snacks to our snack stand, please bring prepackaged, non perishable snacks to Burnet Middle School or contact EGabriel@twpunionschools.org if you have any questions! Thanks! #njpoetry #poetryslam #spokenword

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