Youth Poet Laureate

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Please join us for a Freedom to Read Banned Books Open House on Saturday, October 7 at 2pm.
We will highlight some of the banned and challenged books in the Burlingame Library collection,
and teens will perform response poetry they have written to some of these books in workshops
led by the Burlingame-Hillsbourgh Youth Poet Laureate, Lauren Lin. 
Refreshments will be served. Event is for all ages. No registration required.  
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Teens in Grades 7-12 are invited to join Burlingame-Hillsborough Youth Poet Laureate Lauren Lin
for a series of Saturday poetry workshops (no previous experience needed!) this fall:
October 21* at 2pm
November 18 at 2pm
December 16 at 2pm
*October 21 will include a special informational session about the rules, duties, benefits,
and application requirements to apply for the next Youth Poet Laureate position.
Poetry Workshops will take place in the Upper Level Meeting Room of the Main Library and are for any teens
interested in poetry, but will also help you prepare to apply for the 2024-2025 Youth Poet Laureate position.
Burlingame-Hillsborough Youth Poet Laureate 2023-2024:
Lauren Lin
Lauren on stage
Read "Sunsets" by Lauren Lin here
Listen to Lauren perform "Sunsets" here

Applications for the 2024-2025 Burlingame-Hillsborough
Youth Poet Laureate will open on January 1, 2024. 

For more information about the Burlingame-Hillsborough
Youth Poet Laureate program, please visit our FAQ Page

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