Date(s) - 04/23/2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join the NAACP Utica/Oneida County branch, representatives of the City of Utica and the broader community in celebrating the 2023 Poet Laureate, Youth Poet Laureate and honorable mentions!
The NAACP Utica/Oneida County Poet Laureate and Youth Poet Laureate is an initiative intended to recognize the creativity, talent and diverse experiences of community members in Oneida County who eloquently express not only their challenges but their hopes for change, and their vision for having an impact through the use of poetry and spoken word.
This year’s participants submitted original poems surrounding the theme of “Making Cents: positive change inside and out”. Poets being recognized this year include: Natalie M. Williams as Poet Laureate, Jainaba Janneh as Youth Poet Laureate, and Noah Haar and Sarah Butcher as honorable mentions.
This initiative was made possible through the NAACP Utica-Oneida County branch’s collaboration with the City of Utica and Munson, and with the support of Adirondack Bank, Ancora!, the Bagel Grove, PJ Green, and the generosity of a number of individual donors.