Youth Poet Laureate Program
The 2018 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Will Be Announced June 1st!
Oakland Youth Poet Laureate 2018 Finale
Friday, June 1, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Oakland Museum of California
James Moore Theatre
1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Congratulations to the Oakland Youth Poet Laureate 2018 Finalists:
- Miles De Rosa, age 16, student at Oakland School for the Arts, 2017 Oakland Youth Poet Finalist
- Darien Em, age 15, student at Oakland High School
- Samuel Getachew, age 15, student at Oakland Technical High School
- Julia Hopkins, age 17, student at Oakland School of the Arts
- Monique Jonath, age 15, student at The College Preparatory School
- Leila Mottley, age 15, student at Oakland School for the Arts, 2017 Oakland Vice Youth Poet Laureate
Learn about past Laureates here.
Lucy Flattery-Vickness, Oakland's 2017 Youth Poet Laureate
About the Program
The Oakland Youth Poet Laureate program is an unprecedented citywide effort to celebrate literacy through poetry and connect young writers to far-reaching opportunities. Each year we accept submissions from talented Oakland writers (ages 13-18) to be considered for the city’s top literary honor. The Laureate earns an educational scholarship and embarks on a year of opportunities as an ambassador for literacy, arts and youth expression.
The Oakland Youth Poet Laureate program is supported by an alliance of community partners representing Oakland’s leading arts, education and community organizations. Scholarship funding is provided by the Friends of the Oakland Public Library. Scholarship administration and academic support is provided by ScholarMatch.
To book the 2017 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate, Lucy Flattery-Vickness for a performance or workshop please fill out the booking request form.
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