Calling All Teen Performers and Poets

In 2021, Santa Clara County will announce its first Youth Poet Laureate, will it be you?

We are launching Santa Clara County's first Youth Poet Laureate program in a big way, with a celebration of poetry and teen voices in a Teen Open Mic event. 

Teens interested in sharing their own performance of music, poetry, comedy, or a dramatic reading can sign up here.

This SCC Youth Poet Laureate and Teen Open Mic Event will be held on Friday, December 4th at 5:00 PM live on Facebook at

The Santa Clara County Youth Poet Laureate program is a new youth-centered program to celebrate literacy and self-literacy through poetry and connect young writers to opportunities for performances and community collaborations. 

This event will officially launch the SCC Youth Poet Laureate program and celebrate teen voices with a Teen Open Mic event as well as community poets doing readings.

The event will be hosted by current Santa Clara County Poet Laureate, Janice Sapigao.