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Literary Laureate

The City of Laguna Beach seeks to name a Literary Laureate to serve as an official ambassador for Laguna Beach’s vibrant creative scene, promoting the literary community and celebrating the written word.


  • Enhance the presence and appreciation of literary arts in Laguna Beach.
  • Create a focal point for the expression of Laguna Beach culture through the literary arts.
  • Raise awareness of the power of literature, poetry and the spoken word.
  • Inspire an emerging generation of critical thinkers, writers, storytellers and literary artists.
  • Bring the literary arts to people in Laguna Beach who have limited access to or have few opportunities for exposure to expressive writing.
  • Encourage both the reading and writing of literature.
  • Create a new body of literary works that commemorates the diversity and vibrancy of Laguna Beach.


  • A residential address within Laguna Beach and a live or work relationship with the City of Laguna Beach.
  • Five years of experience (not including years as a student) in either publishing or presenting literary works, with a demonstrated record of being included or invited to present works within journals, magazines, web-sites, and/or programs that are not predominately self-curated, personal web-sites or personal blogs.

For more information regarding the scope of work, please refer to the Literary Laureate Guidelines:

Information: Michael McGregor, Arts Program Coordinator (949) 497-0722x5 or mmcgregor@lagunabeachcity.net