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Inauguration of Youth Poet Laureate and Youth Poet Laureate Ambassador In-Person

The role of art and language in young people’s lives can be a life-saver, especially during an era that faces growing concerns about the effect of social media, mass violence, natural disasters, climate change, and political polarization on teen mental health. Poetry gives youth the opportunity to speak their truths, frustrations, uncertainties, and hopes for a future that might be possible if we work together to turn the tides...

We invite you to celebrate the inauguration of Marin's first Youth Poet Laureate and Poet Laureate Ambassador! Readings of original work by former Poet Ambassadors Naomi Ko & Cade Palmer, current Marin Poet Laureate Francesca Bell, Marin Poet Laureate Emeritus Prartho Sereno, and youth poets representing high schools throughout the Bay Area. Emceed by YPL Coordinator, Maxine Flasher-Düzgüneş. Light refreshments will be served.

The Youth Poet Laureate Program is a 1-year stipended position for candidates ages 13 to 19 who currently reside in Marin County and demonstrate a passion for poetry, community, and social change. Youth Poet Laureates represent and celebrate the richly diverse communities of Marin County telling their stories and shaping the future narratives of communities to which they belong. This program is made possible by California Poets in the Schools in conjunction with Marin Community Foundation, Marin Poetry Center, Mill Valley Library and Urban Word NYC. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
Creekside Room
  Adults     High School  
  In Person     Poetry  

Registration is required. There are 58 seats available.

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