New York City Youth Poet Laureate Finals!

All 15 finalists selected for this year's competition will be awarded Urban Word NYC's first-ever Federal Hall Fellowship! In partnership with the U.S. National Park Service and the Dialogue Arts Project, we're excited to offer paid fellowships for each YPL finalist to participate in a 3-week incubator workshop series at the historic Federal Hall National Memorial in lower Manhattan -- the site of George Washington's inauguration as the first President of the United States in 1789. This October workshop series will be facilitated by a team of nationally acclaimed artists, actors, and musicians in the Urban Word NYC community, and will offer fellows the opportunity to write, work and dialogue together in the weeks leading up to the final competition. The poems presented at this event will represent the culminating work developed through this experience. This performance will also feature special celebrity guests, and more!