In an official statement, Gov. M. Jodi Rell has proclaimed Sun., May 31, 2009 as IMPAC-CSU YOUNG WRITERS DAY in the state of Connecticut.
Rell cites the 12th annual celebration being held that day at Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford.
By Sunday night, the Young Writers Trust will have given more than $176,000 to Connecticut's best young writers. The program has affirmed the work of about 6,000 competitors since 1998.
Rell also offered greetings to attendees of the Twain House event in a letter posted below.
"I commend all of the participants involved in the Connecticut Young Writers Competition as you celebrate and share your personal works of poetry and prose," the governor said. "I would also like to personally thank all of the staff and volunteers of both IMPAC and the Connecticut State University System who have contributed their time and energy to ensure that this event is a great success.
"Please know that you have my best wishes for a successful awards ceremony and great success in all your future endeavors."
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