YPL2016logoCalling all poets,writers, spoken word artists, and emcees! Here is your opportunity to represent Houston as Youth Poet Laureate.

The Youth Poet Laureate Program aims to identify youth writers and activists in our community who are dedicated to civic engagement through poetry and performance.

This program is open to youth ages 14-19 in Houston, Texas (must have a valid Houston address).

Applications are due Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at 11:59pm.

The Houston Youth Poet Laureate is a joint program of Writers in the Schools and the Houston Public Library with support from Urban Word NYC, the Academy of American Poets, Poetry Society of America, PEN Center USA, and Penmanship Books. The Houston Youth Poet Laureate Program aims to identify young writers and leaders who are committed to civic and community engagement, poetry and performance, human relations, diversity, and education across Houston.
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