Kern County 2019 – 2020

Poet Laureate

Matthew Woodman

Poet Laureate Photos

Photo by Carlos Cabrera on March 22, 2019. Matt Woodman speaks at the Open Mic event at The Idea Hive.

Words Come to Life

The Arts Council of Kern received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for a first of its kind arts engagement in Bakersfield, CA. The ACK will produce a powerful community wide event that incorporates poetry, spoken word, the visual arts, and music. The mission of the event is to encourage and foster healing and hope through the process of personal creativity and performance.



Link to some of  Matt Woodman’s works