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Phoenix Youth Poet Laureate Reading with Sareya Taylor

Date(s): Saturday, January 11, 2020, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: 
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Type(s): 
Reading
Genre and Form(s): American Indian, Community, Indigenous, Poetry
Cost: Free

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About this Event

Creative Youth of Arizona is proud to partner with the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing to present an evening of poetry and community. Please join us for a community open mic, special guests, and a featured performance from the inaugural Phoenix Youth Poet Laureate, Sareya Taylor and special guest Taté Walker on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Piper Writers House (450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281).
 
Sign up for the Open Mic begins at 5:00 p.m. The Open Mic will start at 5:15 p.m. Special guests will read at 5:45 p.m. Sareya Taylor will read at 6:15 p.m. Open to the public and free.
 
Please note: All RSVPs are purely for the purposes of monitoring attendance, gauging interest, and communicating information ahead of the event. You do not need to RSVP or register to attend this event. Seating is first-come, first-served. RSVPing does not guarantee or reserve a seat. This event is open to the public and free.

About the Author

Photograph of Sareya Taylor

Sareya Taylor (White Mountain Apache/Navajo) is a high school senior attending Perry High School. Sareya’s pronouns are she/her/they/them Sareya is a poet who focuses on the Indigenous peoples of America and the trauma they may have experienced in their lives. Sareya also brings attention to and counters the stereotypes and misrepresentations of Natives that our society’s media and culture supports .

Sareya Taylor is also the president of the Future Inspired Native American Leaders Youth Council, and is active in the FFCLA, Youth Equity Club, and the Native American Club.