- Sun, Nov 12, 2017 02:00 AM
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
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2017 NYC Youth Poet Laureate Finals & Commencement Performance! Saturday November 11th | 6PM | Shomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | FREE! It's that time of year again when Urban Word NYC and NYC Votes team up to amplify the political power of youth voice, and celebrate the importance of critical literacy, community building and civic engagement. The winner of the NYC Youth Poet Laureate Program receives a book deal and a platform to advocate for social and political issues they are passionate about. Join us in Harlem on November 11th at the historic Schomburg Center for Resarch in Black Culture to hear performances from this year's 15 finalists and Federal Hall Fellows -- and to officially name the 2017-2018 Youth Poet Laureate of New York City! This evening is also the official book release for the 2016-2017 NYC Youth Poet Laureate, Sharon Lin! Please help us commemorate this impressive accomplishment, as she moves on from her tenure to study engineering, software development and data science as a freshman at MIT! For questions or group sales, please contact Urban Word NYC's Special Project Director, Adam Falkner, at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you at the Schomburg.