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The Laureate Lab | Youth Poetry Workshops
Join us for the first in a series of FREE monthly writing workshops for youth (age 13-18) leading up to the annual Oakland Youth Poet Laureate contest.
On January 12th: Unleash Your Voice
You have your own experiences, culture and personality that make your voice unique. This workshop will bring out your authentic writer’s voice and natural talents as you try new styles and learn from fellow writers.
Facililtator: Peggy Simmons is a published writer and poet with more than 15 years of experience facilitating creative workshops with diverse communities. She knows there is no end to what she has to learn from youth.
ABOUT THE SERIES:
The Laureate Lab pairs award-winning local authors with young poets (age 13-18) for a very special workshop series. Unleash your voice, take risks and develop your best work – just in time for the city’s premier poetry contest this April. Come write the best poems of your life, meet fellow writers and get ready to become Oakland’s next Youth Poet Laureate. Contest entry not required to attend workshops. Just come write!
ABOUT THE CONTEST:
Learn more about the Youth Poet Laureate program and $5000 scholarship here.