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You could be Seattle’s next Civic Poet

Have a way with words? Looking for a way to monetize your writing skills? Becoming a Civic Poet for the city might be your next step.

A hardcover blue journal is open to display its pages, which are blank and unlined. The journal is resting on a rose bush with green leaves and yellowish-white rose blooms.

Y’all are poets and know it.

Photo by NASHtoday

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and Seattle City of Literature are looking for the next Civic Poet to fill a two-year residency that starts in early 2025.

The role of the Civic Poet is to curate public events (like readings, workshops, projects, and speaking engagements), with a $25,000 stipend as compensation.

The call is open to Seattle-based poets with an established body of work including published pieces, spoken word, project planning experience, and racial equity practice.

Some of the qualifiers:

  • Residency in the City of Seattle
  • Not an enrolled student at any level
  • Interested and experienced in promoting equity and inclusion through the arts

Important dates:

So, will you be our next Shakespearean Seattleite?

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