All Washington State Poet Laureate events must be free and open to the public, with the exception of:
  •     Classroom visits
  •     Corrections center visits
  •     Writers' conferences and workshops
Applications for prerecorded videos with the Washington State Poet Laureate are reviewed monthly at the beginning of each month.

For full consideration, please submit your application at least 6 weeks before your planned event.
Contact Information
This contact will receive all email updates from Humanities Washington and will be considered the primary coordinator for the event.




Booking Organization Information

Booking Organization
Please provide the following information about the organization that will be sponsoring the Poet Laureate's visit(s).

If you are partnering with another organization to sponsor the Poet Laureate's visit, you will have an opportunity to enter the partner organization's name later in this application.








Presentation Planning and Publicity

Poet Laureate Event
Organizations can request up to three (3) prerecorded Poet Laureate events. Additional events will each appear on a separate page of this application.

A new page has been created for your 2nd event. After completing the information for the current event, click 'Next Page' at the bottom of this form to enter information for your 2nd event.
A new page has been created for each of your 2 additional events. After completing the information for the current event, click 'Next Page' at the bottom of this form to enter information for your 2nd event and again to enter information for your 3rd event.
Date / Time Information






Please enter the time in H:MM A/PM format, e.g. 6:00 PM.

Please enter the time in H:MM A/PM format, e.g. 6:00 PM.


Organizational Partner

Please enter the name of your organizational partner. To add additional organizations, click 'Add Another Response' at the bottom right of this section.

Participating Poets and Scholars
A scholar is an individual who is recognized as an expert in one or more humanities disciplines. A scholar’s expertise may result from an advanced academic degree in the humanities or from serving as the keeper of community traditions and knowledge. Examples of scholars include but are not limited to, a tribal elder, an independent expert on American Literature, and a classics professor at a university.

Please enter the names of participating poets and scholars. To add additional names, click 'Add Another Response' at the bottom right of this section.



Poet Laureate Event 2
Date / Time Information






Please enter the time in H:MM A/PM format, e.g. 6:00 PM.

Please enter the time in H:MM A/PM format, e.g. 6:00 PM.


Organizational Partner

Please enter the name of your organizational partner. To add additional organizations, click 'Add Another Response' at the bottom right of this section.

Participating Poets and Scholars
A scholar is an individual who is recognized as an expert in one or more humanities disciplines. A scholar’s expertise may result from an advanced academic degree in the humanities or from serving as the keeper of community traditions and knowledge. Examples of scholars include but are not limited to, a tribal elder, an independent expert on American Literature, and a classics professor at a university.

Please enter the names of participating poets and scholars. To add additional names, click 'Add Another Response' at the bottom right of this section.



Poet Laureate Event 3
Date / Time Information






Please enter the time in H:MM A/PM format, e.g. 6:00 PM.

Please enter the time in H:MM A/PM format, e.g. 6:00 PM.


Organizational Partner

Please enter the name of your organizational partner. To add additional organizations, click 'Add Another Response' at the bottom right of this section.

Participating Poets and Scholars
A scholar is an individual who is recognized as an expert in one or more humanities disciplines. A scholar’s expertise may result from an advanced academic degree in the humanities or from serving as the keeper of community traditions and knowledge. Examples of scholars include but are not limited to, a tribal elder, an independent expert on American Literature, and a classics professor at a university.

Please enter the names of participating poets and scholars. To add additional names, click 'Add Another Response' at the bottom right of this section.



Honorarium
The Washington State Poet Laureate receives a modest stipend for their work across the state each year. Organizations are encouraged to offer additional honoraria commensurate with the activities they are requesting of the laureate and their capacity to pay.

Typical honoraria for organizations with budgets for public programs range from $100-250 for an hour-long presentation, including prep time. In no way is an honorarium a requirement for scheduling an event with the Washington State Poet Laureate.
Agreement
By submitting this application, the host organization contact agrees to:
  • Verbally acknowledge Humanities Washington and ArtsWA/Washington State Arts Commission and their sponsorship of the Washington State Poet Laureate program at the beginning and end of each program. 
  • Prominently include the Humanities Washington and ArtsWA/Washington State Arts Commission logos on all promotional materials.
  • Confirm the program will be free and open to the general public (except for school performances).
  • Widely publicize the program to the local community using publicity materials provided by the Washington State Poet Laureate.
  • Promptly notify the Poet Laureate and Humanities Washington of any scheduling or location changes to the program. 
  • Reconfirm all arrangements with the Poet Laureate two weeks before the program. 
Submit Your Application
After you click 'Submit,' it can take up to 1 minute for your form to be processed. Please do not close or navigate away from this window until you see the confirmation screen. Your application will be not be received if you close this window before reaching the confirmation screen.

You will receive a confirmation email after you submit that includes your application details and more information.

Thank you for applying for a Washington State Poet Laureate event!