Apply Now to Be Seattle's Next Civic Poet!

Are you our next Civic Poet?

AR Civic Poet.jpg

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and the City of Literature support an experienced poet with a two-year City residency as literary ambassador. In addition to annual City events, the Civic Poet will foster community dialogue and engagement between the City, the public and other artists while celebrating the literary arts.
Eligibility:
This call is open to Seattle-based poets who have an established body of work including published works, reading/spoken word and project-planning experience and who have skills in racial equity practices. Applicants must be eligible to work in the US, be committed to this commission's purpose and have a strong relationship to Seattle
Deadline:
Wednesday, April 24, 2019; 10:59 p.m. PST 
Application:
Find the guidelines and online application here
Workshops:
Saturday, February 16, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Seattle Public Library – Columbia City Branch, map it
4721 Rainier Ave. S.
Seattle, Washington 98118
Learn what makes a strong application. The session will cover specifics on eligibility, and how to apply. All applicants are encouraged to attend.

Photo of current Civic Poet Anastacia-Renee courtesy Marcus Donner