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
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: https://mauiarts.org/
Please spread the word!