City seeks next Youth Poet Laureate
August 29, 2019

The City is excited to announce the 4th year of applications for the Youth Poet Laureate. This is an opportunity for emerging youth talent (ages 13-23) to share their creative writing and distinct voice with Edmontonians.

The Youth Poet Laureate is an ambassador for the literary arts in the city. They will incorporate poetry into a range of official and informal City activities. The one-year term will include performances at public events and creating a project to engage Edmonton youth in poetry.

This position is created and sponsored by the City of Edmonton. Edmonton has a proud tradition of poets laureate within Canada and continues to be a leader in ensuring that the passion of youth poets is celebrated. The City thanks Sophie Kim for her time and work as Youth Poet Laureate 2018-19.

The term runs from November 1, 2019 until August 31, 2020. Applications will be accepted until September 29, 2019. To apply visit
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Communications and Engagement