Beast Crawl Presents: Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Showcase

 OYPL 2017 Finalists

Oakland's most talented young poet leaders will be offering their words of insight, passion, and justice at this showcase in Beast Crawl Literary Festival 2017's second leg.


Emceed by Stephanie Yun - Oakland's 2012 Youth Poet Laureate!


Lucy Flattery-Vickness - 2017 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate

Leila Mottley - 2017 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Runner Up

Miles De Rosa - 2017 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Finalist

Lizette Navarro - 2017 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Finalist

Euna Bonovich - 2012 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Finalist

Ashanti Johnshon - 2014 Honorable Mention

PLUS other Oakland Youth Poet Laureates, Finalists amd Honorable Mentions


Beast Crawl Literary Festival is Uptown Oakland’s annual free literary festival featuring more than 200 writers in a single night, in dozens of events, spread out over three hours and thirty-eight local galleries, bars, restaurants, cafés, performance spaces, and storefronts.
Presented by Oakland Public Library and Youth Speaks, The Oakland Youth Poet Laureate program has been supported by an alliance of community partners since 2012.




Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm


Chapter 510 & the Dept. of Make Believe