Tuesday, June 02, 2009

As Seen @ Twain House, 5-31-09, State Prose & Poetry Champions


Crowd Of About 150 Honored Young Writers Sunday
During Day Of Workshops,
Musical Entertainment And Ceremonies

PHOTOS BY CHION WOLF
For the Connecticut Young Writers Trust
[More photos & video to come]



Emma Lowenberg, 16, of the Lowenberg Home School in Redding, accepts $1,000 check and other items Sunday at the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford as she is proclaimed State Prose Champion in the 2009 Connecticut Young Writers competition. With Lowenberg, L-R: Franz Douskey, poet and board member of the Young Writers Trust; Dr. Louise Feroe, Vice Chancellor, Connecticut State University System; and Co-Masters of Ceremonies Ravi Shankar, the poet and Central Connecticut State University Professor and Rand Richards Cooper, board member, author and travel writer for Bon Appetit. Lowenberg, one of eight county champions, won for her story, "Bernard."


Felicity Sheehy, 16, of the Westover School of Middlebury, accepts $1,000 check and other items Sunday at the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford as she is proclaimed State Poetry Champion in the 2009 Connecticut Young Writers competition. With Sheehy, L-R: Franz Douskey, poet and board member of the Young Writers Trust; Dr. Louise Feroe, Vice Chancellor, Connecticut State University System; and Co-Masters of Ceremonies Ravi Shankar, the poet and Central Connecticut State University Professor and Rand Richard Cooper, board member, author and travel writer for Bon Appetit. Sheehy, one of eight county champions, won for her poem, "Evening Conversation."


Keynote Speaker Melanie Lieberman, 18, the Rockville High School Senior & 2007 State Prose Champion


DIANE MADE ME DO IT -- Colin McEnroe, the columnist and author, reads proclamation from Gov. M. Jodi Rell declaring Sunday YOUNG WRITERS DAY in the state of Connecticut. McEnroe and Smith, the author and Connecticut Public Television host, also served as Co-Masters of Ceremonies. Along with Shankar and Cooper, they also served as judges for the competition. Smith also serves on the board of the Young Writers Trust.


DominiQue Rivers, lead vocalist for The Jen Allen Big Band


FROM WARMUP TO ENCORE -- The Jen Allen Big Band warms up with series of tunes: Blue Skies [Tamara Almai], Say A Little Prayer and Respect. Their performance generated audience demand for an encore of those three songs, and they graciously complied to thunderous applause. L-R: Geoff Brookes, Peter McEachern, Stephen Brookes, Kris Allen, DominiQue Rivers, Ben Bilello, Chris DeAngelis, Katelyn Lewis, Keith Gibson, Shannon Gunnip [Jen Allen on keyboard behind Shannon Gunnip] and Tamara Almai.


  • Hot Jazz, Cool R&B And Much More @ Mark Twain House Young Writers Event Sunday


  • Story, Photos @ CSU System Site: High School Students from Middlebury, Redding Are Champions in Statewide Young Writers Competition



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  • 1 comment:

    Demeter said...

    Cool :)!

    Glad to see young poets get their chance!