The City of Sunrise Presents: Les Petits Poetes, a showcase of South Florida youth poets.
The Word Up! Youth Poetry Initiative is a year-round City of Sunrise program dedicated to youth self-expression. Since 2009, the initiative has cultivated 4,500+ students through writing workshops, poetry slams, and monthly open mic nights. Under the Word Up! umbrella, Le Petits Poètes was born!
During this two-month program for budding poets in Sunrise (Broward) and Liberty City (Miami-Dade), elementary and high school students created original poems with guidance from writing coaches Laurel Nakanishi and Ellene Glenn Moore – MFA candidates from FIU’s Creative Writing Program.
This reading at The Betsy is the culmination of this cross-county project – and an amazing opportunity to experience the next generation of South Florida poets.