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Posted on: September 2, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City of Lodi Seeks First Poet Laureate


The City of Lodi Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department (PRCS) and Lodi Arts Commission (LAC) seeks proposals from interested and qualified Artists to provide literary art services for its Poet Laureate initiative. The Artist selected through this competitive selection process would become Lodi’s first Poet Laureate.

Funding for the Poet Laureate is provided by the Library & Literacy Foundation for San Joaquin (Foundation) Grant. The objective of this program is to establish a Poet Laureate Program to support Lodi’s literacy programs and foster appreciation for poetry and its benefits through reading poetry at civic events, developing commemorative poems that expresses Lodi life, and by providing poetry workshops to the community.   

The selected Poet Laureate will become the City’s first Poet Laureate, serving as a liaison, advocate, and leader for poetry, spoken word, and the literary arts and inspire Lodi’s diverse residents to have a greater appreciation of the literary arts.

Deadline to submit proposals: September 30, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

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