Boston Youth Poet Laureate Showcase
Join us on February 26 for the Youth Poet Laureate Showcase, where we will be naming Boston's next Youth Poet Laureate! Several Boston Youth Poet Laureate finalists will be invited to participate in a public reading at the Boston Public Library's Rabb Hall from 2:30 - 4:45 p.m. At the end of the reading, we'll be announcing Boston's next Youth Poet Laureate.
The Boston Youth Poet Laureate program (BYPL) was created in cooperation with the national youth literary organization, Urban Word, local youth literary leaders, the Boston Public Library, MassLEAP, and 826 Boston to promote appreciation for poetry. Similar to the Poet Laureate's civic challenge, the Youth Poet Laureate is tasked with inspiring deeper engagement in the written and spoken word.