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Youth Poet Laureate Applications Due

The Long Beach Public Library, in partnership with the Arts Council for Long Beach and the nonprofit Urban Word, is calling on all teen poets interested in becoming the city’s first Youth Poet Laureate.

“We’re looking for teen writers and leaders committed to creating change through civic engagement and poetic excellence,” states the call for applications, which are due March 31.  Finalists will be celebrated in the Long Beach City Council Chambers on May 16.

Applicants should submit a portfolio of five poems that reflect life in Long Beach, along with a resume showing off any awards, experience, volunteering, activism, community engagement and extra-curricular participation.

Learn more and submit applications at artslb.org/youth-poet-laureate.