Saturday, December 12, 2009


Pretty's going to be a great event, yeah ... looking forward to it ... I am supposed to read an excerpt from my book, hopefully it will sound good to those in attendance...
-- Iceman John Scully 12-12-09

Iceman John Scully,
CT Boxing Hall Of Famer & Keynote Speaker
@ Upcoming Young Writers Event

Registration Form,
Jan. 15, 2010
Gaby Versus Iceman Extravaganza
At The Hartford Club

  • Registration Form pdf

  • Dear Friends Of Young Writers,

    Excitement continues to build for our 13th annual competition and the Jan. 15, 2010 Gaby Versus Iceman Extravaganza at The Hartford Club.

    Special thanks to Dr. Rhona Free, Academic Vice President at Eastern Connecticut State University, for sending in the first RSVP. Rona will be attending the 11 a.m. sports writing workshop led by Paul Doyle, sportswriter for The Hartford Courant. Simultaneously, there will be a poetry writing workshop led by David Cappella, professor of English at Central Connecticut State University.

    We also send a big thank you to principals and superintendents who have turned loose teachers, students, musicians and vocalists for the event. Remember to register for the workshops and Continuing Education Unit credits for teachers. The workshops are open to anyone and everyone. We expect a strong showing by teachers and students. Seating is limited for the workshops. The ballroom has a capacity of about 200 for the main events.

    Lunch to the sounds of the Jen Allen Big Band begins promptly at noon, followed by Poets & Writers from the Undercard and the first set of Gaby Versus The Iceman.

    Hartford club members have asked us to conduct the boxing portion of the event at night. Accordingly, we will break mid-afternoon and resume with a 6 p.m. reception. The Warren Group, publishers of periodicals including The [Connecticut] Commercial Record and The [Boston] Banker & Tradesman, has graciously volunteered to sponsor hors d'oeuvres for the evening session. Don't be late. There will be a cash bar at all times. Live boxing will follow after 7 p.m. Hartford Conservatory student DominiQue Rivers, one of four vocalists with the Jen Allen Big Band, will sing the national anthem.

    There will be a single admission donation suggested at $35. Those who attend the daytime session may also attend the evening session at no additional cost.

    Overhead for the event significantly exceeds $35 per person. Thanks to a growing number of generous sponsors, we are well on our way to covering expenses. Before we kill all the lawyers, let us thank the following attorneys and law firms who are supporting us: Bill Crowe, Heavyweight; Phil Russell, Middleweight; Jon Schoenhorn, Golden Gloves; Rob Serafinowicz, Fan Times 1.5; Pam Favreau, Ross Garber, Tim Moynahan, Tom Tyler, Rich Meehan and Paul Spinella, Fans. Also, Mega Education, Middleweight; Rockville Bank, Golden Gloves; Integrated Security Services, Fan; Ravi "I Don't Play The Sitar" Shankar, Fan; Franz Douskey, Fan Times 10.

    Sponsorships remain available at the following levels: Heavyweight, $1,000; Middleweight, $500; Golden Gloves, $250, Fan, $100-plus. Sponsors are listed on the event poster and in the program.

    RSVP at or call 860-690-0211.

    Checks should be made out to CT Young Writers Trust and sent to 231 Beach St., Litchfield, CT 06759. The Bookworm of West Hartford will serve as vendor for the event and will take advance orders with reasonable notice.

  • Registration Form pdf


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  • The Hartford Club

  • Connecticut Young Writers Trust
    231 Beach St.
    Litchfield, CT 06759

    * 800-814-6931 * Fax- 860-567-9119

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