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LAPS Summer Poetry Academy 


How to register

The Los Angeles Poet Society Summer Poetry Academy was created for you!

We'd love for your to participate. 


Download & Print


Please download the PDF below and bring it with you on your frst day, July 27th at 12pm. 




Email to 



Come in Person

Come in and register in person at Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural 13197 Gladstone Ave. Unit A, Sylmar, CA 91342



The Summer Poetry Academy is Donation Based. Please feel free to make a donation that fits your budget.

Thank you so much for your support of our programs.

The Los Angeles Poet Society will host its 1st Summer Poetry Academy for youth this summer! For 3 weeks, students will embark on a poetic journey, exploring the wide range of poetic form and devices, also the fusion of poetry and the arts!


This program is made possible by support from Poets & Writers, and LAPS Sponsors, Teresa Steward, Kimberly Cobian, and Marie Lecrivain. 


Juan Cardenas and Jessica Wilson, with California Poets in the Schools, will provide hands-on instruction to students, ages 10+


Academy dates:

July 27 - 30, 12-2pm at Tia Chucha's  

July 31, 8pm Tia Chucha's Open Mic Night

August 3 - 6, 12-2pm at Tia Chucha's 

August 7, 7pm for POETRYPALOOZA at Tia Chucha's plus Student Reading

August 10 - 13, 12-2pm at Tia Chucha's

August 12th, 6pm, Student Feature Reading at WRITER WEDNESDAY



Learn How to Write Poetry!

Journal writing, ekphrastic poetry and ekphrastic music techniques, Stream of Consciousness, Acrostic Poetry, fun with figurative language & more!

*Notebooks and pens provided by Los Angeles Poet Society*


Get Published!

Student work, with parents' consent, will be published on Los Angeles Poet Society's student poets page!

Also, as part of our program, students may be published in the annunal literary anthology put out by California Poets in the Schools!  





Special Guests

The Los Angeles Poet Society will invites guest Poets from the LA literary community!  Plus a very special guest, Los Angeles' Poet Laureate, Luis J. Rodriguez! 


Be a part of Los Angeles' rich poetic history! 


Donate what you like for the program - we are here to celebrate our love for poetry and outreach to the community.


Academy Adresses

Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural: 13197 Gladstone Ave. Unit A, Sylmar, CA 91342 

Sugar & Cream Cafe: 10917 Burbank Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601

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