March 6, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jane Chisaki, Library Director, (510) 747-7747
Call for Nominations for Alameda Poet Laureate
Alameda Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer, the Alameda Poet Laureate Nominating Committee, and the Alameda Free Library are seeking nominations for the third Alameda Poet Laureate, to succeed Julia Park Tracey.
The Poet Laureate is an honorary title given to a person who has demonstrated excellence in the literary arts. The Poet Laureate will work with cultural, educational and other organizations to encourage the community to express their literary creativity; promote the appreciation and knowledge of poetry among our youth; and to create a community environment in which literary talent can thrive and be encouraged.
Poet Laureate nominees must be Alameda residents, have demonstrated a commitment to and passion for poetry, and embrace the opportunity to engage in community service to make poetry more accessible and available to all ages.
Previous Poet Laureates included Mary Rudge and Julia Park Tracey.
Nomination forms and additional information about the Alameda Poet Laureate can be found online at https://alamedaca.gov/library/alameda-poet-laureate.
Nominations, which are due by April 24, 2017, should be sent to the Alameda Poet Laureate Selection Committee at the following address: Alameda Free Library; Attn: Alameda Poet Laureate Selection Committee; 1550 Oak Street; Alameda, CA 94501. Hand deliveries must be received no later than 5:00PM on the deadline date; mail deliveries must be postmarked on or before the deadline date. Material submitted will not be returned. All material must be clearly addressed to the Alameda Poet Laureate Selection Committee.