Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Application Info Session

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Join us for this information session to learn about the application process for the Oakland Youth Poet Laureate program.

Register here.

In this session, we will share information about what this program offers young poets and tell you more about the community we are creating with them and you will hear from participants in the program who can share their own experiences. 

We can walk you through the application process and answer your questions.

This session will be geared towards adults who work with teens, but teens are also welcome to attend.

This program will take place on Zoom.  Please register here and we'll send the Zoom link to you.

There is another session at 3:30pm.

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 applications from talented Oakland writers (ages 13-18) to join a community of young poets. The Laureate earns an educational scholarship. The Laureate will, and all the Finalists are invited to, serve as ambassadors for literacy, arts and youth expression with ongoing opportunities for performances, projects, and peer support. Starting in 2020, every applicant will be invited to stay in connection with the OYPL community. 


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