Wider Than The Sky Poetry Festival | A Young People's Poetry Festival
A Young People's Poetry Festival
Festival, Poetry, California, Youth, Young, High School, Teens, Writing
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ABOUT

Wider Than The Sky is an annual poetry festival for the young people of Los Angeles, featuring workshops with renowned poets, readings, book signings, and an open mic for young writers.

POETS

2017
Keynote
Speaker

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Claudia Rankine

NBCC Award-winner and New York Times-bestselling poet. All students will receive a copy of Rankine’s acclaimed book Citizen: An American Lyric.

Mistress of
Ceremonies

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Kat Magill

Say Word LA founder, acclaimed slam poet, and activist.

Workshop
Leaders

Participating poets include Lambda Literary Award-winner Danez Smith, renowned Los Angeles poet Wendy C. Ortiz, Get Lit alum Tayllor Johnson, and West Hollywood poet laureate Steven Reigns. Please click here for a complete list of workshop leaders and here for workshop descriptions!

PUBLIC EVENT

An evening
with Claudia
Rankine

Please join us for a reading and conversation with Claudia Rankine on Friday, April 21 in the Ahmanson Theater at Harvard-Westlake Upper School. For more information, please click here.

Stay Updated

For questions or to RSVP, please email poetry@hw.com