Thursday, April 23, 2015

Los Angeles Poet Society presents the LA LAureates!

Happy Happy Poetry Month! 

Los Angeles Poet Society is so honored and proud to bring two exceptionally selfless and brilliant Poets that hold the title Youth Poet Laureate and Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, respectively! 

Luis J. Rodriguez ran for the Governor of California in 2014 as a means to save the state and the people from drought in so many many ways. He began Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural with his wife, Trini Rodriguez, 14 years ago, as a way to outreach and build a safe community for all people. 

Amanda Gorman is a 17 year-old Poet, a student of California Poets in the Schools, and WriteGirl, Amanda was given the FIRST EVER Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles title. She is a creative and illuminating young Poet and Activist. She began One Pen One Page, inspired by her own ability to share her voice and the story of Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Malala. She serves to provide a voice to those who are not able to share their story, and empowers youth all over the world.

Also accompanying the Laureates is the music of beautiful Shaya Threats​! Shaya is an amazing Jazz and R&B singer, and we are so excited to have her with us!

Delicious Food from Faith will be served! Samples available, and lots of food for sale!

See you all at 4pm for the reception!

#losangelespoetry #cpits #tiachuchas #luisjrodriguez #laureates #poetlaureate #laps #poetrymonth #youthpoet #amandagorman  #thissaturday

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