Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Booking Request Form

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Book a Poet

If you are interested in booking a poet for an event or performance, please fill out this form.

Note: Booking is handled by OPL's Teen Services Department and dependent on availability.

This year's finalists for the Oakland Youth Poet Laureate perform, with their judges, at Pegasus Books on College Ave in Oakland on April 19, 2019.
Congratulations to Nadia Elbgal, 2022 Laureate

OPL Announces Nadia Elbgal: 11th Oakland Youth Poet Laureate

May 22, 2022
Nadia Elbgal, 18 years old, has been named the 2022 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate, winning a $5,000 college scholarship.

Use this form to request an appearance by Oakland's Youth Poet Laureate or other OYPL Program poets.

Please allow up to five business days for a response. Requests that are made at least three weeks in advance are more likely to be filled.

OYPL Booking Request Form

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  • Email * Required
  • Contact Name * Required
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
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  • Should we contact you about alternative dates if the Youth Poet Laureate is unavailable for this day/time?
  • Please provide an overview of the event and the organization coordinating the event.
  • Please provide a brief overview of the role, type(s) of performance (i.e., poetry, speech, Q&A) and the age range of the audience expected for this event.
  • Please note, this is not always possible, and will limit the availability of the poet. The broader the topic range, the better.
  • If so, please indicate range.
  • If the Youth Poet Laureate is unavailable are you interested in booking one of our Finalists?
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
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