AMANDA GORMAN, U.S. YOUTH POET LAUREATE, WILL BE GUEST SPEAKER AT JAN. 20, 2020 EVENT
Called the 'next great figure of poetry in the U.S., at 19-years-old, Amanda Gorman is a published author and the first ever Youth Poet Laureate of the United States of America.
She's spoken around the country from the UN to the Library of Congress, alongside the likes of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hillary Clinton Her first poetry book, "The One For Whom Food Is Not Enough", was published in 2015 by Pemanship Books. She is Founder and Executive Director of One Pen One Page, which promotes literacy through free creative writing programming for underserved youth. She is a Harvard junior in the top of her class, and writes for the New York Times student newsletter The Edit.
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