Poetry Workshop

w/ Santa Clara County Poet Laureate Janice Lobo Sapigao (2020-2021)

April 3, 2021


The Poetry Workshop is an extension of Opera Cultura's Art & Poetry Competitions with a $500 prize
for each category winner!

The competitions run from April 1st to May 1st. 

Email Natalie Herrera at natalie@operacultura.org for more info. 

Photo credit: Janice Lobo Sapigao

Open to local San José young adults and students (ages 16-22) with an interest in poetry. Whether you are a novice or an expert, this is the workshop for anyone with a love and curiosity for poetry. Learn techniques, hone your skills, and find inspiration for your next piece/project.

The Poetry Workshop will be held online and taught by Jancie Lobo Sapigao, the Santa Clara Country Poet Laureate, 2020-2021.


Janice Lobo Sapigao (she/her) is a daughter of immigrants from the Philippines. She is the author of two books of poetry: microchips for millions (Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc., 2016), and like a solid to a shadow (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2017 by way of Nightboat Books). She was named one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Women to Watch in 2017 by KQED Arts. She was a VONA/Voices Fellow and was awarded a Manuel G. Flores Prize, PAWA Scholarship to the Kundiman Poetry Retreat. She is an Assistant Professor of English at Skyline College, the 2020-2021 Santa Clara County Poet Laureate, and a Poet Laureate Fellow with the Academy of American Poets. 

Website: https://www.janicewrites.com/