American Dreams

American Dreams Imagine the world differently. AMERICAN DREAMS, a project by Mana Creative Futures, are language-based public art installations that use augmented reality to overlay digital content on a supported mobile device’s (iOS) camera. This project aims to transform shared spaces, promote ideas and messages of hope, cultivate a sense of belonging, and offer anContinue reading “American Dreams”

Robin Rodricks

Robin Rodricks Robin Rodricks is the Executive Director of the San Mateo County Office of Arts and Culture, a newly-created division in the County Executive’s Office. A seasoned arts administrator, Robin oversees the County’s Strategic Arts and Culture Plan which includes diverse and inclusive arts events, programs, and services accessible and equitable to all residents.Continue reading “Robin Rodricks”

Poets Crawleate

Poets Crawleate Poets Crawleate: Bay Area Poet Laureates Represent! Sat Oct 22nd 5:00pm – 6:00pm at The Chapel, 777 Valencia St, San Francisco Come hear Bay Area poet laureates share their poetry and enchant you with their words. Featuring Santa Clara County Poet Laureate Tshaka Menelik Imhotep Campbell, former San Mateo County Poet Laureate AileenContinue reading “Poets Crawleate”

The search for Burlingame’s first Youth Poet Laureate begins

The search for Burlingame’s first Youth Poet Laureate begins At first glance, the contest to become Burlingame and Hillsborough’s first Youth Poet Laureate (YPL) appears to be just another creative writing competition for teens. But in order to “win,” applicants must have more than poetic flair. “You don’t necessarily need to be good at poetry,”Continue reading “The search for Burlingame’s first Youth Poet Laureate begins”

Countywide arts celebration

Countywide arts celebration The San Mateo County Office of Arts and Culture is hosting the Countywide Celebration of the Arts Day on August 27th from 12:00-3:00pm at San Mateo’s Central Park Outdoor Stage, featuring 134 performers ages 2-91, including youth poets Chloe Chou, Jescent Marcelino, Hanna Pham, and Lauren Lin. For more info, please visitContinue reading “Countywide arts celebration”

New teen-run poetry mag

New teen-run poetry mag Daly City Youth Poet Laureate (and concurrently, South San Francisco Youth Poet-in-Residence) Chloe Chou has launched Cloudy Magazine with the goal of uniting youth voices in Daly City and beyond, along with highlighting artistic and literary talent. The editors are now accepting submissions for their debut issue on the theme ofContinue reading “New teen-run poetry mag”

Wordslam 3

Wordslam 3 The Wordslam 3 Youth Poetry Contest launched by East Palo Alto Poet Laureate Kalamu Chache is now accepting submissions of original poems by middle school and high school students who live in East Palo Alto and the Belle Haven community of Menlo Park. Click here for more info.