About Houston’s Youth Poet Laureate Program
The Houston Youth Poet Laureate is a joint program of Writers in the Schools and the Houston Public Library with support from Urban Word NYC, the Academy of American Poets, Poetry Society of America, and PEN Center USA. The Houston Youth Poet Laureate Program aims to identify young writers and leaders who are committed to civic and community engagement, poetry and performance, human relations, diversity, and education across Houston.
The application deadline is Monday, September 23, 2019 at 11:59pm. Finalists must be available for interviews on Saturday, October 12th. The winner will be required to attend the WITS gala and Youth Poet Laureate Announcement on Thursday, November 14th.
Applicants must be between the ages of 14-19 and reside in the City of Houston.