Tarrant County Youth Poet Laureate

Tarrant County Youth Poet Laureate logoTarrant County College (TCC) Trinity River Campus will host the Tarrant County Youth Poet Laureate competition for Tarrant County. 

Our Tarrant County winner will have the opportunity to move forward in the contest and apply for the regional competition in Fall 2023. If they advance, they will be a regional ambassador who competes for nationals.

Regional ambassadors are announced in January each year, and the National Youth Poet Laureate is announced in late April or early May.

Commencement Information

Date: July 27, 2023, 6-7:30 p.m.

Location: Trinity River Campus, Energy Auditorium, TRTR 4008


The Youth Poet Laureate title is held in the United States by a young person who demonstrates skill in the arts, particularly poetry and spoken word. The candidate is a strong leader committed to social justice and active in civic discourse and advocacy. Urban Word, the founder of The National Youth Poet laureate initiative, is an organization that provides free literary arts education and youth development programs.


Open to anyone who is between the ages of 13 and 19. 


Applications are closed for 2023.

Writing Workshops

The following locations around Fort Worth will host poetry and writing workshops to help participants prepare for the competition. We will publish more information about the workshops, dates and registration details as that information becomes available. Attending a workshop is not mandatory nor is attending TCC.

TCC Trinity River Campus Writing Center

Steven LeMons

Call 817-515-1389

Email steven.lemons@tccd.edu

Physical Address

300 Trinity Campus Circle
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Fort Worth Public Library

Christina Granados

Call 817-392-7323

Email christina.granados@fortworthtexas.gov


FWISD Fort Worth After School Program

Various FWISD Locations

Charlece James

Call 817-815-2965

Email charlece.thomasjames@fwisd.org

Thank You Darlin' Foundation

Carolyn West

Call 817-306-4441

Email cwest@tyfoundation.org

Artes de la Rosa

Sara Herrara, William Giron

Email info@artesdelarosa.org


For questions, contact:

Trinity River Campus

Lifestyle and Community Learning

Updated December 04, 2023