THE PG County Youth Poet Laureate Program

THE PG COUNTY YOUTH POET LAUREATE PROGRAM IS HERE!

Win a book publishing deal and represent PG County across the region!

The PGC – YPL program will bring light to our future leaders through poetry, performance, education, human relations & civic engagement across Prince George’s County.  The 12 finalists & 1 laureate will perform & be honored at the Inaugural Prince George’s County Youth Poet Laureate Coronation at

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 21ST

PG PUBLICK PLAYHOUSE

5445 LANDOVER ROAD

CHEVERLY, MD 20784

DOORS 6:30 PM

FREE FOR STUDENTS UNDER 18 & SENIORS WITH ID / $12 GEN ADMISSION

HOSTED BY EZ STREET OF 93.9 WKYS!!

 

 

THE PGC – YPL Program is a joint venture of Urban Word of NYC and DIALECT of PG County, along with LYRIKAL STORM, with additional collaboration by the American Poetry Museum, the PG County African American Museum and Cultural Center, ECO City Farms, and the Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund, with generous support from county residents like you.

 

From October 19th till November 16th, online submissions were accepted at www.dialect-usa.com from county residents ages 14-19 who are poets, rappers, youth leaders and activists interested in representing PG County abroad.  A panel of esteemed judges will select 12 finalists to be given the distinction of Youth Poet Ambassador for PG County, and one teen will be honored with the title of PG County Youth Poet Laureate.

 

Along with winning the prestigious title of Poet Laureate, the winning poet will also win a book deal from Penmanship Books to publish their first collection of poems, as well as a reading tour.  The Laureate and County Ambassadors will have numerous opportunities and platforms to share their talent and energy at various events across the DC Metro area.

 

Urban Word and their partners recognize that youth voice and community engagement are vital for empowering young people to create lasting change in their immediate and global communities. Local and national partners include Youth Speaks, PG Parks and Recreation, and Penmanship Publishing.

 

For More Info contact:

Patrick Washington 301 237 6684

Neville Adams 240 426 2629

Or email blackpicasso@gmail.com


"District 3 Day" at The Museum

After grey skies and only the threat of a major thunderstorm, the last day of May turned out to be a rain free, great way to end the month.  PGAAMCC was the scene of the first ever Day Out At the Museum event. Hosted by Council Member Dannielle M. Glaros, District 3 residents came out to experience, expand, explore…in the Gateway Arts District.  This was a private event and an opportunity to connect residents and businesses to resources.

In addition to viewing the museums newest exhibit, Patented Ingenuity: The Art of African American Inventors, which runs through September 12, 2015, those in attendance shared their stories throughout the afternoon from the Lakeland Community, Lincoln community, and the community of Seabrook Acres.

The museum’s North Brentwood location is a museum for all Districts and we encourage all Council Members to host events.  Thank you Council Member Glaros for bringing District 3 stories to PGAAMCC!


Upcoming Genealogy Workshops (Hyattsville Library)

Finding Your Historical and Genealogical Roots 

The Prince George’s African-American Museum & Cultural Center at North Brentwood, Inc., in partnership with the Prince George’s County African American Genealogical Society and the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, presents Finding Your Historical and Genealogical Roots, a series of workshops focusing on the fundamentals of African-American historical and genealogical research. The sessions will provide the attendees with a step-by-step “how to” guide to in tracing African-American lineage. They will show participants how to identify sources, records, and other tools needed to organize and manage research materials. Activities will include surfing genealogical websites on the Internet, preparing for a research trip, developing a family tree, conducting oral interviews, understanding DNA testing, planning family reunions, unlocking the mysteries of genealogy for children, etc.

This series of workshops will teach participants the fundamentals of African-American historical and genealogical research. The sessions will provide the attendees with a step-by-step “how to” into tracing African-American lineage. They will show participants how to identify sources, records, and other tools needed to organize and manage research materials.

Research Depositories/Repositories

Monday, March 7, 2016

7 - 8:30 PM

Greenbelt Library - 11 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20770

 

Genealogy Research Using Military Records

Saturday, March 12, 2016

2 - 3:30 PM

Greenbelt Library - 11 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20770

 

City Directories

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

7 - 8:30 PM

Largo-Kettering - 9601 Capital Ln, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

 

Online Sources used for Genealogical Research

Saturday, April 2, 2016

2 - 3:30 PM

Hyattsville Library - 6530 Adelphi Road Hyattsville, MD 20784

 

Genealogy Research Using Military Records

Saturday, April 9, 2016

2 - 3:30 PM

Largo-Kettering - 9601 Capital Ln, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

 

Online Sources used for Genealogical Research

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

7 - 8:30 PM

South Bowie Library - 15301 Hall Road Bowie, MD 20721

 

Slave Records

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

7 - 8:30 PM

Hyattsville Library - 6530 Adelphi Road Hyattsville, MD 20784

 

Slave Records

Saturday, May 14, 2016

2- 3:30 PM

South Bowie Library - 15301 Hall Road Bowie, MD 20721

 

Online Sources used for Genealogical Research

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

7 - 8:30 PM

Largo-Kettering - 9601 Capital Ln, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

 

 

DNA in Genealogical Research

Saturday, June 4, 2016

2 - 3:30 PM

Hyattsville Library - 6530 Adelphi Road Hyattsville, MD 20784

 

 

DNA in Genealogical Research

Saturday, June 11, 2016

2 - 3:30 PM

South Bowie Library - 15301 Hall Road Bowie, MD 20721

 

Slave Records

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

7- 8:30 PM

Largo-Kettering - 9601 Capital Ln, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

 

DNA in Genealogical Research

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

7 - 8:30 PM

Largo-Kettering - 9601 Capital Ln, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774