Thursday, April 29, 2010

New London & Windham County Poetry & Prose Champions

PHOTOS
BY
JENNIFER SMITH,
ECSU student / staff photographer



-- ECSU President Elsa Nunez with Windham County Prose Champion Anna Nassiff


-- Windham County Poetry Champion Josh Bryer with ECSU Academic VP Rhona Free


-- New London County Prose Champion Gloria Creamer with ECSU Academic VP Rhona Free



CT Young Writers Competition


WILLIMANTIC, Conn. -- About 130 young poets and writers, teachers and family members cheered county finalists and champions during regional awards ceremonies Wednesday at Eastern Connecticut State University.

Festivities took place in the Student Center Theater. Young poets and writers heard encouraging words about their work and tales abou the writing life from Eastern President Elsa Nunez, Vice Chancellor Louise Feroe, Academic VP Rhona Free and English Professor Reginald Flood.

County champions as noted below each received $500 checks or will receive them via a teacher.

NEW LONDON COUNTY POETRY CHAMPION
Grace Beggins, 17,

"Cloud Grazing"
The Williams School, New London
TEACHER: John Becker

NEW LONDON COUNTY PROSE CHAMPION
Gloria Creamer, 16,

"Old Glory"
Montville High School
TEACHER: Ted Richmond

WINDHAM COUNTY POETRY CHAMPION
Josh Bryer, 17,

"A Number of Thoughts"
Kilingly High School
TEACHER: John Fulco

WINDHAM COUNTY PROSE CHAMPION
Anna Nassiff, 18,

"Mrs. Warren In Color"
Arts at The Capitol Theater, Willimantic
TEACHER: Barbara Greenbaum

They are now eligible for the state champion prizes, which include additional checks in the amount of $1,000.

State champions will be announced June 3 during the annual celebration at The Hartford Club.

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  • YOUNG WRITERS 2010 ANNUAL CELEBRATION

    DRAFT
    INVITATION
    Seating Limited

    You are cordially invited to attend the

    13TH Annual CT Young Writers
    Statewide Ceremony &Dinner

    CHOICES
    Frenched Chicken Breast
    Wild Mushroom Port Sauce
    Grilled Salmon Filet
    Lemon Caper Sauce
    Vegetarian Entree

    Thursday, June 3, 2010
    The Hartford Club


    4 p.m. Workshops
    5-6:15 p.m. Reception
    6:30 p.m. Dinner

    Special Guests

    Lauren Hefferon, 2003 State Prose Champion,
    Yale, 2010; Chase Collegiate School, 2006
    Robert Leuci, novelist, URI English Prof,
    Author of memoir, All The Centurions


    Introduction of Robert Leuci by James O'Neil,
    Former Rhode Island Attorney General

    Co-Masters of Ceremonies
    Rand Richards Cooper, Author,
    Bon App├ętit travel writer
    Diane Smith, Author,
    CPTV Producer/Host of Positively CT


    Reception Entertainment
    Cosmic Jibaros, Latin Rock

    Dinner
    $50 per person

    Dinner Music by The Jen Allen Big Band With Vocalists
    RSVP by May 28, 2010

    ANDY THIBAULT
    CT Young Writers Trust
    231 Beach St.
    Litchfield, CT 06759

    860-567-8865 or 860-690-0211
    tntcomm82@cs.com
    http://www.ct.edu/initiatives/ctyoungwriters/

    Checks to CT Young Writers Trust
    County Champions Complimentary, everyone else $50


    ---------------------------------
    NOTE TO SPONSORS
    TY 4 KEEPING THIS PROGRAM ALIVE
    FOLLOWING THE DEATH
    OF OUR FOUNDING / PRIMARY SPONSOR LAST FALL


    -- 2010 PROGRAM SPONSORSHIPS R AVAIL AS FOLLOWS:

    * biz card in program, $250

    * county champion sponsor, $500

    * state champion sponsor, $1,000

    all donations greatly appreciated and publicly acknowledged

    --------------plz send checks 2

    CT YOUNG WRITERS TRUST

    231 Beach St.
    Litchfield, CT 06759

    thank you thank you thank you

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