Milwaukee Youth Poet Laureate Finals

The Milwaukee Youth Poet Laureate Finals will take place in person at the Central Branch of the Milwaukee Public Library, Centennial Hall (733 N. 8th St., Milwaukee, WI 53233).

Join Woodland Pattern as we name Milwaukee’s second Youth Poet Laureate! Hosted by Milwaukee Public Library and emceed by former Wisconsin Poet Laureate and Woodland Pattern Board Member Margaret Rozga, the program will feature performances by our three finalists, along with an appearance and reading by Milwaukee’s inaugural Youth Poet Laureate, Emily Igwike.

Judges for this year’s competition include poet and PhD candidate in Creative Writing at UW–Milwaukee Sean Enfield; Milwaukee Arts Board member and Manager of Afterschool Arts & Humanities at Milwaukee Recreation April Heding; and poet and Director of Woodland Pattern’s Milwaukee Queer Writing Project CJ Scruton.