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Youth Poet Laureate applications opening on March 24th! Youth Poet Laureate applications opening on March 24th! MAR 17, 2017

Attention all young poets, rappers, leaders and activists ages 14-19 living in Seattle and the greater Puget Sound region! Are you interested in representing the city as the 2017 Seattle Youth Poet Laureate? Applications for this year's Youth Poet Laureate will be open March 24-April 24, 2017.

A group of esteemed judges will choose 8 Finalists, and will select one teen to be honored with the title of Seattle Youth Poet Laureate. A a runner up will also be named as Youth Poet Ambassador at the Commencement Performance, Memorial Day Weekend at the Northwest Folklife Festival at The Seattle Center. Winners and finalists will be notified by the end of April.

Along with the prestigious title of Seattle Youth Poet Laureate, the winning poet will also receive a book deal from Penmanship Books to publish their first collection of poems. The Seattle Youth Poet Laureate will have numerous opportunities and platforms to share their powerful
voice, their leadership, and love of Seattle at events throughout the region over the course of the following year.

Click on the link below to learn more about contest rules and how to apply.

Applications may be emailed to This Link Requires Javascript, or mailed to:

Seattle Youth Poet Laureate
C/O Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Writers in the Schools (SAL/WITS)
340 15th Ave E, Suite 301, Seattle, WA 98112

Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Information & Submission Guidelines
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