SCF Wins First Place in Poetry Slam
(Bradenton, Fla., Dec. 4, 2009) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) won first place in the Florida
College Poetry Slam held at SCF Venice on Thursday, Dec. 3.
SCF poetry team members Phil German, Steven Brown, Kenny Morales, and Bill Graydon
competed against two other colleges, University of South Florida and Florida Gulf
Coast University, in the competition featuring poet Ray McNiece.
McNiece, a nationally recognized poet, performer and musician is known for hosting
poetry slams and entertaining children through shows and workshops.
Dr. Doug Ford, associate professor, language and literature, is the advisor for event
sponsors, Swamp Scribes Club and Elektraphrog, SCF’s online student literary magazine.