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Oakland 2020 Youth Poet Laureate Greer Nakadegawa-Lee Calls All Teen Poets, Artists, Writers

Calling all teen poets, visual artists, and writers in Oakland!
Greer Nakadegawa-Lee (, Oakland’s 2020 @youthpoetlaureate, is curating a collection of teen creative work for Oakland Public Library’s website and a zine.

Greer says: “Even if you are new to writing and art, we’d love to hear from you.
These two prompts [“What makes you feel powerful?” and “What’s something that’s missing?”] are an invitation for you to create something new this summer.

Responses can be poems, visual art, or flash fiction (1 page short stories).”

Send your responses to, post them on Instagram with the hashtag #oyplprompt, or bring/send your hard copies to any Oakland Public Library addressed to Sharon in the Main Library TeenZone.
Include your name, age, and a place you’d like us to link you to (e.g., social media, personal website, etc.).

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