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September 24, 2013 > Santa Clara County looking for Poet Laureate

Santa Clara County looking for Poet Laureate

Submitted By Gwendolyn Mitchell

The County of Santa Clara in partnership with Silicon Valley Creates has announced the opening of the application submission process for the April 2014 ÐMarch 2016 Santa Clara County Poet Laureate post. The selected poetÕs role is to elevate poetry in the awareness of Santa Clara County residents and to help celebrate the literary arts. As the application deadline approaches, Santa Clara County poets are reminded to send in their applications by September 30, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
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The honorary post of Santa Clara County Poet Laureate was created by the County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors on November 18, 2008. The County works in partnership with Silicon Valley Creates, formerly Arts Council Silicon Valley, to identify a nominee to fill the two-year post, following appointment by the Board of Supervisors.
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The Poet Laureate will receive a modest honorarium.

The selection process will be administered by Silicon Valley Creates. Applications will be peer-reviewed by established poets by October 2013.Ê Interviews with finalists will be conducted and completed in November 2013. The recommended Poet Laureate will be announced at a meeting of the Board of Supervisors in December 2013.

Application guidelines are available at www.sccgov.org/poetlaureate and at www.svcreates.org. For more information, please contact Silicon Valley Creates at grant.apps@svcreates.org or 408-998-2787 ext 214.

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