City to appoint Poet Laureate at council meeting, October 23


Mayor Buddy Dyer will introduce the City of Orlando’s first Poet Laureate at an upcoming City Council meeting on October 23, 2017.

After a search was announced in July of this year, HERE, the Poet Laureate Selection Committee narrowed down a list of 49 applicants to three finalists, who were then interviewed by the Mayor. Published poet, Susan Lilley, was chosen for the position and appointed by the Mayor for a one-year term, with options for three, one-year renewals.

Lilley is also a current teacher at Trinity Prep and Rollins College.



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