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:

Obasi Davis, Youth Poet Laureate 2013
Stephanie Yun, Youth Poet Laureate 2012

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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African American Museum & Library at Oakland

659 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 637-0200