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 Poetry Events
CITY OF PLEASANTON POET LAUREATE
ARE YOU A POET LIVING IN PLEASANTON?
If so, now is your chance to apply for the honorary post of Pleasanton Poet Laureate. In addition to enhancing civic events, dedications, and public events with appropriate poetry, the Poet Laureate may design or facilitate poetry readings and literary arts workshops for adults and/or youth, provide support and encouragement in the City’s teen poet laureate program, and develop creative programs with the support of City staff. Though the position is pro bono, there is a limited budget to cover expenses.
To Qualify You Must Be:
- A Pleasanton resident
- A published poet or possess leadership experience in promoting poetry/literature
- Affiliated with organizations associated with the advancement of literary arts
To Apply, You Must Submit, in hard copy:
- Four poems
- A one-page letter of interest
- A letter of support from two other poets
- A resume indicating active participation in promoting the literary arts in the community
- An outline of your vision – goals, projects, activities – for the Poet Laureate Program during your tenure, October 2015—June 2017
Selected finalists will be invited to present their poems and visions personally to a Selection Committee in August. Poet Laureate Posting 2015-17
Deadline for Application is July 1, 2015
Deliver your application packet to:
Michele Crose, Civic Arts Manager
Department of Community Services
City of Pleasanton
200 Old Bernal Avenue
Or Mail to: P.O. Box 520, Pleasanton, CA 94566
For more information, contact Michele Crose at email@example.com
Pleasanton Teen Poet Laureates
Teen Poet Laureates, Maya Lyubomirsky and Nicole Tsuno, invited all of Pleasanton to participate in their Pleasanton Poetry Project. The poem made it’s debut Saturday, May 9th at the Big Draw in downtown Pleasanton. Did you get to read it?
The City of Pleasanton is looking for Talented Teens!
DO YOU LIKE TO WRITE?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR COMMUNITY?
If this sounds like you, complete the application and you may be selected at the next PLEASANTON TEEN POET LAUREATE.
One Teen Poet Laureate will be selected from each high school to serve during the 2015-16 academic year. Community service credit hours apply.
Accepting applications NOW through the DEADLINE: 5pm Monday, August 3rd, 2015
The purpose of this program is to promote writing among today’s youth and help to develop and foster an appreciation for composing, reading, reciting, and listening to poetry. The Teen Poet Laureate will coordinate casual poetry readings and gatherings on the school campus, and accompany an Adult Pleasanton Poet Laureate during occasional visits to schools in the Pleasanton Unified School District. The Teen Poet Laureate may also wish to organize and hold his/her own poetry event.
To be considered for the program, an applicant must be a junior or senior, enrolled, and in good standing, in a Pleasanton high school.
The Teen Poet Laureate will serve in conjunction with, and under the supervision of the current adult Poet Laureate and City Staff. The Poet Laureate Program is a program of the City of Pleasanton’s Civic Arts division.
Poetry Groups Meeting Information
All levels are welcome, from novice to experienced.
OPEN MIC NIGHT with My Friends
Raise your voices in Poetry, Prose, and Song
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