Los Gatos is looking for a new poet laureate


Poet laureate applications

The Town of Los Gatos is accepting applications for its next poet laureate. The town poet laureate is an honorary position that serves to promote poetry and encourage the appreciation and advancement of literary arts in Los Gatos. The poet laureate will serve a three-year term beginning in January 2024 and ending in December 2026.

This honorary position is open to any Los Gatos resident age 18 or older who has either published poetry or has been recognized for their contributions to poetry or other literature. The new poet laureate will replace Jen Siraganian.

The deadline to apply is Dec. 4. Applications are available at https://www.losgatosca.gov/2298/Poet-Laureate.

Giving Tree donations

Skyland Church is collecting monetary donations for its annual Giving Tree to provide families in the Santa Cruz mountain with gift cards for groceries, clothes and other necessities.

Last year church and community members donated to support 26 families at CT English Middle School and Loma Prieta Elementary School. Parents received Target gift cards to purchase food, toys and clothes for their children. Another 46 students at the two schools received gift cards so that they could shop for themselves and their families. Skyland Church was also able to distribute gift cards for Target, Safeway, Grocery Outlet and Trader Joe’s to almost 100 families who frequent the church’s 24/7 Food Pantry.

To donate, visit https://skylandchurch.com/giving-tree. For more information, call Rev. Melanie Weiner at 408-353 -1310.



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