The deadline for the application to become Philadelphia’s first Youth Poet Laureate has been extended from October 19th to next Friday, October 26th, 2012. This application is open to any youth living within the city who is currently attending high school.
This is a very exciting opportunity and one for which we hope that you will help us to spread the word through email, social media, and/or word of mouth. The individual student chosen to become Youth Poet Laureate is eligible for a $1,000 stipend and will be mentored by current Poet Laureate of Philadelphia, Sonia Sanchez. These materials as well as the online application can be found at this web address: http://creativephl.org/youthpoetlaureate