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U.S. Youth Poet Laureate Reading

October 13, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

U.S. Youth Poet Laureate Salome Agbaroji will present a poetry reading, with local openers Amelia Escalante, Isabella Mitchell, Isabelle Ohlson, and Jules Wuestewald. Registration is required. Visit the Nebraska Writers Collective event website for more information and to register.

Salome Agbaroji is the National Youth Poet Laureate of the United States 2023-2024, making her the first African with this title. She is a Nigerian-American poet that has written and/or performed spoken word poetry for the Golden Globes Pre-Show, NFL Rams Halftime Show, an Opening Act on Rupi Kaur’s World Tour, the likes of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Black Lives Matter founder Patrisse Cullors, Mrs. Tina Lawson, and many more.

This year, she will be an ambassador for Vans’ global brand campaign. Salome was a YoungArts winner in Spoken Word and has been honored by the Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards, among many others. She has been published in NPR’s KCRW, Noema Magazine, the Harvard Technology Review, and more.

Entering Harvard University studying Government and Political Science this fall, her focuses outside of poetry are civic engagement and advocacy about issues such as racism towards minority communities, immigrant stories, injustices in the international community, and more.


Pear Tree Performing Arts
4801 Northwest Radial Highway
Omaha, NE 68104 United States
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