Burlingame Youth Poet-in-Residence

Congratulations to Eva Chen who was recognized on September 20, 2022 by the Burlingame Library Board of Trustees as the city’s Youth Poet-in-Residence! Eva is also San Mateo County’s 2022 Young Woman of Excellence honoree and was the first youth poet to be inducted into San Mateo County’s Women’s Hall of Fame. A mentee of San Mateo County Poet Laureate Emerita Aileen Cassinetto and participant in the San Mateo County Youth Ecopoetry Project, Eva shares part of her journey at the 34th Women’s Hall of Fame and Skyline College Summer of Poetry event.

Eva will be conducting workshops for high school students applying to become the City of Burlingame and Town of Hillsborough ’s first ever Youth Poet Laureate! The YPL program is administered by Burlingame Library in partnership with Urban Word. 

Youth ages 12-18 who live in or attend school in Burlingame or Hillsborough and wish to find out more about the Burlingame-Hillsborough Youth Poet Laureate, please visit: https://www.burlingame.org/library/services/teens/youthpoetlaureate.php