Join the five 2019 National Student Poets and a teen writer and activist from Austin Bat Cave for a conversation about the importance of teenage creative voices in the current U.S. political landscape. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this important discussion about celebrating individuality, social justice, and the literary arts among six high school students who have found ways, both online and off, to effect change through creative writing that amplifies their activism. They will share original work prompted by current events, their lived experiences, and their perspectives on how youth voices can re-shape the world.
Since 2012, the National Student Poets Program has selected five teen poets from around the country to serve as literary ambassadors during a year of service focused on community service and development as writers. Austin Bat Cave is a writing community that empowers local students to tell their own stories through one-on-one mentorship and workshops in schools and all over the city.
- Poets: Christian Butterfield, Julie Dawkins, Taylor Fang, Salma Mohammad, Naran Shettigar, Alondra Uribe