510 Journal Release w/ Youth Poet Laureate Azariah Cole-Shephard

What an inspirational night! 

Thank you all for joining Chapter 510 for another successful First Friday event. We were thrilled to come together with Oakland Public Library and Youth Speaks to welcome our 2016 Youth Poet Laureate Azariah Cole-Shephard and celebrate the release of our sixth issue of 510 Journal.

Thanks to 2015 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Tova Ricardo for hosting and our wonderful readers Azariah, Stephanie Yun, Aaron Godinez, Emily Kim, Shanga Labossiere, Isabel Hallock, and Sophie Elkin for nailing it!


About 510 Journal:

In partnership with the Oakland Public Library's Youth Poet Laureate program and Youth Speaks, we are proud to have published six issues (posters) of 510 Journal, each celebrating a young poet.

We've printed and distributed thousands of these 11" by 17" posters throughout Oakland.

Come by the center to pick up one or six to display in your business or residence to help us amplify student voices throughout town (and beyond!). 


About the Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Program:

Presented by Oakland Public Library and Youth Speaks, the Youth Poet Laureate program is supported by an alliance of community partners representing Oakland’s leading arts, education and community organizations.

Applications for Oakland's 2017 Youth Poet Laureate are now open!

Deadline to apply is February 5, 2017. 

Youthspeaks.org | oaklandlibrary.org/teens