CALLING ALL POETS FROM THE PAGE TO THE STAGE…
Do you dream in poetry or write rhymes that move people? Do you know a young person whose talent jumps off the page? Apply to become the City of Oakland’s “Youth Poet Laureate” for 2013.
The winning poet will earn a $5,000 educational scholarship and embark on a year of opportunities serving as an ambassador for literacy, arts and youth expression.
Beginning in March 2013, we will be accepting submissions from talented young writers (age 13-18) to be considered for this top literary honor.
Application Deadline is Friday, April 25, 2013.
Spearheaded by Youth Speaks Inc. and Oakland Public Library with a broad group of community partners, we are looking for young writers who represent the best of the Bay. Is this your moment?
- $5,000 educational scholarship
- Publishing and leadership opportunities
- Must be between 13 – 18 years old
- Must live or attend school in Oakland
- Plan to stay in the Bay Area for the full program year (September 2013-August 2014)
- Family members of judges, funders and active committee members are not eligible to apply
- Youth in juvenile detention may apply as long as you will be released by September 2013
How do I apply?