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Our Schedule

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.

Kick-off event!

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!! 


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. 

Friday, 1/22/2021

Workshop Instructor: Jarvis Subia

Friday, 1/29/2021

Workshop Instructors: Lorenz Dumuk & Mighty Mike McGee

Friday, 2/5/2021

Workshop Instructor: Tshaka Campbell

Saturday, 2/6/2021

Workshop Instructor: K. Ming Chang

Saturday, 2/20/2021

Workshop Instructor: Jessica Gutierrez (Martha St. Zine)

Applications Close

Make sure you submit your application before this date! 

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Finalists Notified

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.

Commencement Ceremony

Finalists will compete to become the 1st Santa Clara County Youth Poet Laureate!

Saturday, May 1st, 2021

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