Thursday, February 15, 2007

Young Writers Events & Flyer

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Young Writers Friends, Sponsors, Judges,
Teachers, Competitors, Parents, Families ...

Judges Among 10 Poets & Writers March 10
At Fiddleheads Market, Litchfield, CT


Dear folks,

Judging will begin soon for our 10th annual competition.

Many thanks to all who have helped us grow, sustain and affirm young

As many know, the IMPAC-Connecticut State University Young Writers
Trust has given more than $135,000 to Connecticut's best young writers.
About 4,000 youngsters have competed in our program.

We plan to distribute $16,000 in the coming months and send a young
poet, writer and parents to Dublin.

This spring, we will honor county finalists during ceremonies at the
four CSU campuses in Danbury, New Britain, New Haven and Willimantic. Our
annual dinner will be scheduled in early June. Watch for announcements
on all these events.

Meanwhile, we are putting together the annual program. We hope you can
join us at any and all of these events. Some parents and teachers are
helping us track down county and state winners during the past 10 years.
A list of these winners is posted at under the
In The News Section, Nov. 10, 2006. If you recognize or know anyone on
the list, please reach out to them on our behalf.

Thanks to the wisdom and generosity of our sponsors, we have been able
to maintain this program.

A business card ad in our program is still $250. Please make checks out
to: IMPAC-CSU Young Writers, 231 Beach St., Litchfield, CT 06759.

New and updated business cards can be sent to: Max, The Business
Center, 32 Village Green, Litchfield, CT 06759.

Special thanks to sponsors who have supported us at levels allowing The
Trust to send state champions in prose and poetry and parents to Dublin
for activities connected with the International IMPAC Dublin Literary
Award and the Dublin Writers Festival.

Sponsors for the grand prizes include Tomasso Brothers Inc. of New
Britian, Litchfield Bancorp, Meehan, Meehan & Gavin of Bridgeport,
Torrington Savings Bank, Halloran & Sage LLP of Hartford and Philip Russell
P.C. of Greenwich.

Tomasso Brothers sponsors the trip to Dublin for the poetry champion
and a parent of the student.

Sponsoring the prose champion and a parent are President & CEO Mark
Macomber of Litchfield Bancorp, Atty. Rich Meehan of Meehan, Meehan &
Gavin of Bridgeport, Jeffrey A. Lalonde, President & CEO of Torrington
Savings Bank, Atty. Ken Slater of Halloran & Sage LLP of Hartford and Atty.
Philip Russell of Philip Russell P.C. of Greenwich.

Mark Macomber of Litchfield Bancorp was the first sponsor of the Young
Writers Program. Founding sponsors include: David and Ginger Dean of
Litchfield County Commercial, Diane Blick of The Business Center, Deann
Foehrenbach of the First National Bank of Litchfield, Connecticut Cut
Flowers and the Litchfield Inn.

Sustaining sponsors include Jeff Lalonde of Torrington Savings Bank,
Dr. Joseph Bentivegna, Del Eberhardt of Touchstone Applied Science
Services, Connecticut Business & Industry Association, Collins Hardwood
Flooring, JCL Pro Tree, Atty. Jack Horak of Reid & Riege, Atty. Richard
Meehan, Atty. Stephanie Weaver, Atty. Philip Russell, Atty. Ken Slater, La
Cupola Ristorante, Aspen Garden Restaurant, Bill McGurk of Rockville
Savings Bank, Tomasso Brothers, Education Connection, Sandy Taylor and
Judy Doyle of Curbstone Press, Globe-Pequot Press, Vincent Valvo of the
Hartford Business Journal, Frank Morse of Carter Morse & Company, Bantam
Fuel, Casa Bacchus, A Frame Come True, Spino's Men's Wear, Litchfield
County Superintendent's Association, The Warner Theater, The Village
Restaurant, Dr. Robert Van Wyck, the Hickory Stick Book Shop, Aldrich,
Perkins & Co., Michael J. London & Associates, Atty. A. Paul Spinella,
Atty. Norm Pattis, Brewer Consulting, Whitlock Farms Booksellers, Murphy
Real Estate, The Workshop, Association of Productivity Specialists,
Black Rock Medical Group, Mayo Crowe LLC, Newman Creed & Associates,
DiFrancoĆ¢€™s Restaurant and Pizzeria and the Rainy Faye Bookstore & Gallery.

Finally, long-time IMPAC-CSU judges are among the poets and writers
appearing next month in the community room of a new natural foods
supermarket in Litchfield. They include CSU professors, contributors to
Connecticut Review and the Connecticut Review Poet in Residence for the
Naugatuck Public Schools. A co-owner of the hosting establishment, Atty.
Stephanie Weaver, is a long-time board member and sponsor of the Young
Writers Trust,

See you March 10 at Fiddleheads.

IMPAC-Connecticut State University
Young Writers Trust
231 Beach St. Litchfield, CT 06759
* 800-814-6931 * Fax- 860-567-9119

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