The City of Mississauga will recognize its third Youth Poet Laureate in 2020. The role of the Youth Poet Laureate is to serve as a literary ambassador for youth in the City of Mississauga. They will aim to elevate the status of poetry, literary arts and young writers through the development of a community youth poetry event or project. The honorary position recognizes a young poet who writes excellent poetry or spoken word and has written on themes that are relevant to the citizens of Mississauga. Candidates must be 25 years old or younger by April 1, 2020 and be a current Mississauga resident.
Term and Payment
The Poet Laureate will serve a two-year term beginning in April 2020 and will receive a $3,000 honorarium paid in 6 installments (3 per year) throughout the term. Additional project funding of $1000.00 is available to support the execution of a Youth Poet Laureate event or project.