In proud partnership with the Oakland Public Library, Youth Speaks and Youth Poet Laureate Oakland...
Join Chapter 510 for Oakland First Fridays on January 6 at 5:30-9pm (reading begins at 7pm followed by a Youth Open Mic).
There will be bookmaking activities for kids, food by Two Mamacitas Pop-Up Kitchen, and a reading featuring Azariah and past Poet Laureates, as well. Bookmaking starts at 5:30, reading at 7pm hosted by Tova Ricardo.
Featuring readings by:
Stephanie Yun - 2012 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate
Tova Ricardo - 2015 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate
Azariah Cole-Shephard - 2016 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate
Aaron Godinez - 2014 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Finalist
Emily Kim - 2014 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Finalist
Shanga Labossiere - 2015 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Honorable Mention
Isabel Hallock - 2016 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Finalist
Sophie Elkin - 2014 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate
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.
Scholarship funding is provided by Youth Speaks Youth Poet Laureate Fund and the Friends of the Oakland Public Library. Scholarship administration and academic support is provided by ScholarMatch.
Community Partners: Oakland Unified School District, Write-to-Read and Alameda County Library, Chapter 510, and BeastCrawl.
Applications for Oakland's 2017 Youth Poet Laureate are now open!
Deadline: Februray 5, 2017.
Apply at Youthspeaks.org