Because Youth Have Something to Say to Us and This World!
All are welcome to attend! BIPOC and LGBTQ youth encouraged!
Below you will find everything that’s planned and when it’s all taking place. Feel free to reach out with questions.
Friday, December 4th, 2020
5pm to 7pm PDT
Youth Poet Laureate Program Kick-Off Event, co-sponsored by the Santa Clara County Library District. The event will include a youth open mic, and will feature poets Danny Thien Le, Liala Zaray, Jarvis Subia, and Oakland's Youth Poet Laureate Greer Nakadegawa-Lee!!
WATCH THE EVENT LIVE HERE ON FACEBOOK!
Youth Writing Workshops
January & February 2021
Students will work with a local poet as a mentor as they develop their writing and/or performance skills.
Workshop Instructor: Jarvis Subia
Workshop Instructors: Lorenz Dumuk & Mighty Mike McGee
Workshop Instructor: Tshaka Campbell
Workshop Instructor: K. Ming Chang
Workshop Instructor: Jessica Gutierrez (Martha St. Zine)
Make sure you submit your application before this date!
Friday, February 26th, 2021
March & April 2021
All applicants will be notified via email about the status of their applications.
Finalists will be announced & invited to a panel interview with fellow finalists.
Judges will select the winners based on this rubric.
Finalists will compete to become the 1st Santa Clara County Youth Poet Laureate!
Saturday, May 1st, 2021