Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Finals

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Join us at the Northwest Folklife Festival for the crowning of the 2016-17 Seattle Youth Poet Laureate! A joint program of Seattle Arts & Lectures and Urban Word NYC, the Seattle Youth Poet Laureate program celebrates local teen poets, activist and community builders to highlight the unique role that young artists play in envisioning a better, brighter future for us all.

Program co-founders and WITS Writers Matt Gano and Aaron Counts will welcome the eight poet finalists who will present powerful original poetry exploring the intersections of identity, community and collective action. The winner will receive a book deal, mentorship by esteemed published poets, and platforms to share their powerful voice at events across Seattle. Leija Farr, the current reigning Youth Poet Laureate, will celebrate the end of her term with a reading from her forthcoming book of poetry, "Outweigh The Gravity."
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By: Seattle Arts & Lectures