Literary Arts

Our literary arts program has been created to provide enthusiasts of the written word a listing of City sponsored literary events throughout the Tri-Valley.

PLEASANTON TEEN POET LAUREATES

Introducing the City of Pleasanton’s Teen Poet Laureates for the 2016-2017 school year, Kyler Juarez and Nithya Swaminathan from Amador Valley High School, and Irene Sha and Kyle Mular from Foothill High School. Congratulations to the four of them and thank you to all the wonderfully talented applicants, it was a difficult decision.


PLEASANTON POETRY EVENTS

 

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Past Teen Poet Laureate Projects:

EPIPHANY POETRY MAGAZINE CONTEST
The PUSD-wide poetry anthology contest “EPIPHANY” was a great success. Check out the Pleasanton Poetry Facebook page for more photos from the evening. Congratulations to all the winners. Hard copies of the anthology will be available at each middle school library, Pleasanton Public Library, and Towne Center Books for viewing. The online version of Epiphany is available here, it’s best viewed in Chrome.

 

 

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Poetry Soiree with City of Pleasanton Teen Poet Laureates
Our Teen Poet Laureates, Kyler Juarez and Frances Tang, have been busy. One of Kyler’s goals as Teen Poet Laureate was to reach out to Pleasanton’s senior community. These are recent photos of an event they organized at Ridgeview Commons, a senior living complex here in Pleasanton. Students from Amador and Foothill gathered to read poetry with Ridgeview residents, talk with residents about their lives growing up and their experiences with poetry, while enjoying student musicians.

PLEASANTON POETRY GROUPS MEETING INFORMATION

All gatherings are free and open to the public.
All levels are welcome, from novice to experienced.
OPEN MIC NIGHT with My Friends
Raise your voices in Poetry, Prose, and Song
When:  2nd Monday of the month, 6 to 8pm
Where:  Pleasanton Library in the large meeting room
Share your latest work with a supportive audience, or come to listen.
Sign up for your 5 minute time slot between 5:45-6pm.
Please Note: Some material may not be suitable for ages under 16

For more information visit the Pleasanton Library Adult Program Calendar

Have a poetry related meeting/group/event you would like added to this list?
Contact Julie Finegan Visual & Literary Arts Coordinator for the City of Pleasanton jfinegan@cityofpleasantonca.gov