Hear the brilliance of young Oakland writers!
Started in 2012, the Oakland Youth Poet Laureate (OYPL) program is an unprecedented citywide effort to celebrate literacy through poetry and connect young writers to far-reaching opportunities. Each year OYPL accepts applications from talented Oakland writers (ages 13-18) to join a community of young poets. The program is run by the Oakland Public Library with support from the Friends of the Oakland Public Library.
Nairobi Barnes, 2023 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate
Michelle Vong - 2023 Oakland Vice Youth Poet Laureate
Ella Gordon, 2023 OYPL Finalist
Maya Raveneu-Bey, 2023 OYPL Finalist
Xander Timmons, 2022 OYPL Finalist
Oakland Youth Poet Laureate information, videos, and bios.
OYPL at BEAST CRAWL!
Leg 1 (4pm -5pm) Venue: Dusk Coffee/ Latham Square
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