Fernando Albert


Fernando Albert Salinas is on the Board of Directors for California Poets in the Schools, the Ventura County Area Coordinator, and a Master Poet-Teacher. He is an Adjunct Professor of English at Ventura College, the Ventura County Area Coordinator and recitation coach for the California Arts Council’s Poetry Out Loud program, and the Editor-In-Chief for Spit Shine Publishing. As Literary Arts Program Coordinator for the Ventura County Arts Council, he focuses on enhancing the presence and appreciation of poetry, and the spoken word. His written poetry has appeared in several publications, including Askew, Solo, Miramar, and Lummox Press.

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Fernando Albert Salinas


California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks

His written poetry has appeared in several publications, including Askew Poetry Journal, Solo Poetry Journal, Miramar, and Lummox Press. He has performed his spoken word internationally. This year, he has been nominated for the City of Ventura’s Mayor’s Arts Award and California Poet Laureate.

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September 24, 2018

Meet Ventura County's first youth poet laureate

Fernando Salinas, literary arts programs coordinator for the Ventura County Arts Council, congratulates Unique Shehee on becoming the first Ventura County youth poet laureate.

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Fernando Albert Salins

December 03, 2013

Poesia Para La Gente Fundraiser: One Dollar, One Poem

Delight, puro delight, that’s how gente responded when they accepted the invitation to spend a dollar for their own poem. One woman, a German tourist, burst into tears when she received her poem. A pair of girls noticed the sign announcing the event as a fundraiser for Para Los Niños and yelled excitedly, "that's our school!"

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Poesia Para La Gente




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