The Hawai‘i Youth Poet Laureate Fellowship is a program of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in partnership with Urban Word. This fellowship will build youths’ skills in literary excellence, civic engagement, and social impact. During the fellowship, students, ages 10-19 will apply to become the Youth Poet Laureate of Hawai‘i!

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Weekly Workshops are coming back! They will be starting in November and occur every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month starting in January - please save the following dates:

  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2022

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2023

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2023

  • Wednesday, February 8, 2023

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2023

  • Wednesday, March 8, 2023

  • Wednesday, March 22, 2023

  • Wednesday, April 12, 2023

  • Wednesday, April 26, 2023

MACC Education will be hosting poetry residencies in various schools throughout the year. If you are interested in having someone come by your school, please write education@mauiarts.org.


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This program is made possible in part by funding from Hawaiʻi Council of the Humanities through the Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act.

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