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"...Poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence. It forms the quality of the light within which we predicate our hopes and dreams toward survival and change, first made into language, then into idea, then into more tangible action."

Audre Lorde


Jan. 22, 2021

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – One day after the swearing in ceremonies of President Joe Biden
and Vice President Kamala Harris, as well as the standout performance of “The Hill We Climb” by
22-year-old inaugural poet Amanda Gorman, the Santa Clara County Youth Poet Laureate Program
saw an increase of interest and enrollment in free writing workshops as well as applications to
become the county’s first Youth Poet Laureate. In a single day, enrollment went from 3 to 30 students,
with workshops exceeding capacity.

Program Flyers for Writing Workshops

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Nov. 30th, 2020

These flyers for immediate distribution contain:

  • Event Flyer

  • Bio & Flyer: Danny Thien Le

  • Bio & Flyer: Liala Zaray

  • Bio & Flyer: Jarvis Subia

  • Bio & Flyer: Greer Nakadegawa-Lee


Nov. 15th, 2020

These flyers for immediate distribution contain:

  • A one-page ​checklist naming the prizes, eligibility, Youth Poet Laureate responsibilities, and application requirements

  • A one-page timeline of our program events including our Kick-Off event, writing workshops, Finalists announcements, and our Online Commencement Ceremony!


Nov. 6th, 2020

CONDADO DE SANTA CLARA, CALIF. – El Programa Juvenil de Poetas Laureados del Condado de Santa Clara es un nuevo programa del Distrito de Bibliotecas del Condado de Santa Clara, en conjunto con Urban Word, que produce el Programa y Movimiento Nacional de Poetas Laureados Juveniles, cual busca el primer laureado juvenil de este país.


SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – The Santa Clara County Youth Poet Laureate Program is a new initiative offered by the Santa Clara County Library District, in partnership with Urban Word, the producer of the National Youth Poet Laureate Program and Movement. Starting December 2020, the Youth Poet Laureate program will begin a search for the county’s first youth laureate...

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