EventsYouth Poet Laureate Application Fact Fest

Youth Poet Laureate Application Fact Fest

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


Stuck on Your Application? 

Drop in anytime during the hour to ask librarians Rachel and Jenny your questions about the new teen poetry competition, application and judging process, or to work on your application! There will be music, a handful of poetry prompts, and the librarians to answer all your questions. You can also email questions to if you can't make the event! 

This event is open to teens and people who know a teen who might be interested in applying.

Who is the Alameda County Youth Poet Laureate? The strongest poet ages 13-18 who applies to this program will be selected to be the Laureate for a year long term. This person represents the county, performs at local events, creates a community project, and earns several prizes including having their work featured in a national anthology. Any person who has completed a Laureate year under the age of twenty has the opportunity to be considered for the regional and national laureate competition. The first National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, performed at the recent Inauguration.

We at ACLibrary care about your privacy. We use Zoom to host our virtual programs. None of our live programs are recorded and none of the chat logs are saved. Everyone registered for an online program will receive the link to participate in a separate email before the program begins.

An ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter or closed captioning can be provided for this program if requested at least three business days in advance. For assistance, please contact your library or

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