On April 30, Shaunze Faisal was named 2011 Fort Bend County Teen Poet Laureate.
The Fort Bend County Teen Poet Laureate award is given each year by the Fort Bend Poets Group to an outstanding teen poet who lives in Fort Bend County.
Faisal is a student at Austin High School in the Fort Bend Independent School District. She comes from a family of poets and her favorite poet is Sylvia Plath.
She read her poetry at the event, which was held at Mugz Coffee Bar located on FM 359 in Richmond, Texas. A video of the reading can be found on the fortbendpoets.org Web site.
The 2011 Fort Bend County Poet Laureate (adult division) is publisher and poet, Ted O. Badger from Sugar Land (not pictured).
The Fort Bend Poets Group conducts monthly poetry readings at Mugz Coffee Bar in Richmond. Poets interested in participating should write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.