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Congratulations Ella Wen and All Finalists for California Youth Poet Laureate!

Updated: Apr 6

Ella Wen served as the Sonoma County Youth Poet Laureate (YPL) during the 2021-22 year. California Poets in the Schools manages this program. Urban Word, in partnership with the California Arts Council, announced the finalists for the first-ever CA Youth Poet Laureate last Sunday and Ella Wen is among the finalists!

They had a record number of submissions, more than any state in the country, and this year’s finalists are:

Sierra Leon Anderson

Chloe Chou

Abida Chowdhury

Shandela Contreras

Zoe Dorado

Summer Hamzeh

Yamini Jain

Olivia Le

Emily Pedroza

Elora Sparnicht

Dilinna Ugochukwu

Ella Wen

Sarah Yee

Urban Word will announce the state winners at the National Youth Poet Laureate Commencement event at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Friday, April 28, 11 am, PST, and live streamed here:

Please spread the word!

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