We are pleased to announce the revival of the City of Worcester Poet Laureate Program and the creation of the Youth Poet Laureate Program.
The Poet Laureate will serve a term of three years, from January 2020 through December 2022. The Youth Poet Laureate will serve a two year term, from January 2020 through December 2021.
The City of Worcester Poet Laureate and Youth Poet Laureate will serve as official ambassadors of our historic, vibrant poetic and literary culture, using their positions to promote our great writers and the transformative qualities of poetry and the written word throughout the community.
Objectives of the Poet Laureate Programs:
For consideration, a completed Application Cover Sheet and all required collateral materials must be received or post marked by November 13, 2019. Email all completed materials to email@example.com or mail to:
Cultural Development Officer
ATTN: City of Worcester Poet Laureate Program
455 Main Street, Room 409
Worcester, MA 01608
For questions and concerns, please contact the Cultural Development Division at 508-799-1400 ext. 3, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In preparation of the application deadline (November 13, 2019), the City of Worcester will host a public seminar in conjunction with the Worcester County Poetry Association and the Worcester Cultural Coalition at City Hall in the Levi Lincoln Chambers on Wednesday, October 30 at 5:30 p.m. Those interested in the nomination and application process are encouraged to attend. The seminar will be led by Christopher Reilley, former Poet Laureate of Dedham, MA, and member of the judging panel.
A brief tutorial will be followed by a Q&A session.