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LA Youth Poet Laureate


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Will You Be the First Los Angeles Teen Poet Laureate?

The Los Angeles Public Library and Urban Word Los Angeles are searching for the city’s first Teen Poet Laureate.  Teen poets, ages 14-19, who want help preparing their poems and applications for the L.A. Youth Poet Laureate opportunity can attend free poetry and spoken word workshops at these branch libraries:

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Panorama City Branch
POET Mentor: Rachel Kann

Friday, April 25, 2014 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
San Pedro Regional Branch
POET Mentor: Malaika Beckford

Saturday, April 26, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Canoga Park Branch
POET Mentor: Tonya Ingram (with guests)

Saturday, May 3, 2014@ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Will & Ariel Durant Branch
POET Mentor: Sean Baucom Slaughter (with guests)

Saturday May 3, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mar Vista Branch
POET Mentor: Malaika Beckford

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30pm
Eagle Rock Branch
POET Mentor: Malaika Beckford

Information about Poet Mentors (PDF)  |  All Contest Details (PDF)  |  Contest Application (PDF)