YOUTH POET LAUREATE PROGRAM
Poets, Spoken-Word Artists, Writers, Rappers, Emcees
2023 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN
YOUTH POET LAUREATE PROGRAM APPLICATION 2023
Introducing The Inaugural North Central Florida Youth Poet Laureate Program / Contest for ages 13-18.
The North Central Florida Youth Poet Laureate Program identifies youth poets who excel in the literary arts, (writing & poetry performance) academics, community service and social activism.
FOSTERING THE CREATIVE SPIRITS AND INTELLIGENT MINDS OF OUR COMMUNITY
ARTSPEAKS "Courageous Young Voices" is excited to announce a partnership with Alachua County, Urban Word, and The National Youth Poet Laureate Program.
Through these partnerships, we have established the North Central Florida Youth Poet Laureate Program.
Our goal is to select a North Central Florida Youth Poet Laureate in the Spring of 2023.
LITERARY ORGANIZATIONS WORKING TOGETHER TO SUPPORT POWERFUL VOICES
THE NATIONAL YOUTH POET LAUREATE PROGRAM is an initiative of "Urban Word", in collaboration with local youth literary arts organizations across the United States, The President's Committee on The Arts and Humanities, and championed by the leading national literary organizations, including the Academy of American Poets, Poetry Society of America, PEN Center USA, and Cave Canem.