All library locations will be closed on Monday, May 25th, for Memorial Day. On Tuesday, May 26th, all library locations will be closed except for the Main Library, African American Museum and Library at Oakland, and the Brookfield and Eastmont Branches.
Youth Poet Laureate Award Ceremony & Book Launch
Join us as we crown Oakland’s 2014 Youth Poet Laureate and release an anthology featuring 3 years of youth poetry!
We'll have performances by:
and the 2014 Finalists:
• Aaron Godinez, 17, Head-Royce
• Ajali de Veaux-Griffith, 17, Oakland School for the Arts
• Emily Kim, 16, Oakland School for the Arts
• Guisela Ramos, 18, Met West High School
• Imani Diltz, 16, Oakland School for the Arts
• Maria Cruz, Met West High School
• Mina Jameson, 16, Oakland School for the Arts
• Sophia Elkin, 17, Oakland School for the Arts
• Torin Rittenberg, 16, Bentley High School
Hosted by Oakland Public Library, Pro Arts and Youth Speaks. We would also like to acknowledge our partners in the Youth Poet Laureate Program: Oakland School for the Arts, Mills College, Generations Literary Journal, Youth Radio, Oakland Unified School District, Write-to-Read and Alameda County Library, California Poets in the Schools, and Chapter 510.
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