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January 20, 2018, Emerging Artists, A Student Reading, took place at the Oxnard Public Library, Main Branch, featuring, seven students from: El Camino High School, Fillmore High School, Oxnard College, Oxnard High School, and Ventura College. The event was supported by the Oxnard Friends of the Library Foundation, California Poets in the Schools, the Ventura County Arts Council, and Spit Shine. The event was hosted by Fernando Albert Salinas. All proceeds will be donated to the Ventura County Youth Poet Laureate program.