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SLO County’s next poet laureate could be you

Marguerite Costigan is the San Luis Obispo County poet laureate. Arts Obispo is seeking nominations for the county’s next poet laureate.
Marguerite Costigan is the San Luis Obispo County poet laureate. Arts Obispo is seeking nominations for the county’s next poet laureate. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

Arts Obispo is seeking someone to serve as a literary ambassador for the Central Coast.

The nonprofit, also known as the San Luis Obispo County Arts Council, is asking for nominations for its next San Luis Obispo County poet laureate.

San Luis Obispo poet, painter and printmaker Marguerite Costigan currently holds the post.

Nominees for poet laureate must be residents of San Luis Obispo County, have a significant body of published work and be able to represent the county at events such as Arts Obispo’s Poetry Out Loud recitation competition.

That poet laureate will serve a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2017.

The nomination period is open through Aug. 15. For information, visit http://artsobispo.org/slo-county-poet-laureate or email programs@artsobispo.org.

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