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Santa Clara County is accepting applications for its next poet laureate. Current poet laureate Tshaka Campbell, pictured, conceived and produced “Bringing the Light: In Our Words,” a series of initiatives to uplift youth poets, during his 2022-23 tenure.

Cybersecurity science fair

Cupertino’s Technology, Information and Communication Commission is presenting a cybersecurity awareness event Sept. 16 for local high school students to showcase their ideas on cybersecurity and scam awareness. The event, set for 9 a.m.-noon at Cupertino Community Hall, will also feature a panel discussion with cybersecurity experts.

Cupertino high school students can submit their cybersecurity science project at cupertino.org/cyberfair by Monday, Aug. 28. Finalists will present their projects to the panel at the event. First prize is $200, second is $100 and third is $50.

Poet laureate sought

Santa Clara County is looking for its next poet laureate. The Santa Clara County Library District, in partnership with SVCREATES and Poetry Center San José, have opened the application process for the honorary post for 2024-25.

The poet laureate acts as an advocate for poetry, literature, and the arts and contributes to Santa Clara County’s poetry and literacy legacy through public readings and participation in civic events.

The county’s eighth poet laureate will serve from January 2024 to December 2025 and will receive a stipend of $6,000 per year, a budget of $1,000 per year for reimbursable expenses related to their activities and the opportunity to publish a chapbook through Poetry Center San Jose.

Applications are being accepted Aug. 11-Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. at bit.ly/SCCPoetLaureate, where eligibility criteria and other information is also available.

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of literary professionals from the Greater Bay Area. Interviews with finalists will be conducted in November. The recommended poet laureate will be announced at a meeting of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors in January or February of 2024.


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