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Inaugural Santa Cruz County Youth Poet Laureate Celebration

Inaugural Santa Cruz County Youth Poet Laureate Celebration

Join us in celebrating Santa Cruz County’s Inaugural Youth Poet Laureate at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center (320-2 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, 95060). This is a joyful opportunity to appreciate our county’s youth and let their unique voices shine. The program will include readings by the three finalists as well as the inaugural Youth Poet Laureate.

Guest poets include:

  • Joseph Jason Santiago LaCour, local poet & performer, reciting a poem for the Youth Poet Laureate finalists
  • Valentina Russell, Poetry Out Loud Santa Cruz County champion, Aptos High School student

Food and beverages available from the Kuumbwa Jazz Center.

Sponsored by Santa Cruz Public Libraries, County Office of Education, Arts Council of Santa Cruz County & Urban Word, with additional support from the Rotary Club of Santa Cruz. Additional gratitude to Two Birds Books.

To register for your free ticket, go to eventbrite.


Wednesday, April 10, 2024
6:00pm - 8:00pm
  Teens 12-18 years  

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