Seattle Arts & Lectures Announces 2020/21 Youth Poet Laureate Bitaniya Giday to Publish Her First Book in June 2021

May 28, 2021

Seattle, WA—May 28, 2021: Seattle Arts & Lectures (SAL) is thrilled to announce the June 2021 release of Motherland, the first collection of poetry by the 2020/21 Seattle Youth Poet Laureate, Bitaniya Giday, published by Poetry NW Editions. This week, in a pre-recorded online event as part of the 2021 Folk Life Festival, Bitaniya will answer questions regarding her inspirations, her approach towards poetry, and how her writing has evolved throughout the publication process. This event will also reveal the 2021/22 Seattle Youth Poet Laureate and debut the full 2021/22 Youth Poet Laureate cohort on