Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Young writers to gather at
The Hartford Club for dinner
State champions will be chosen here Thursday in the 2010 Connecticut Young Writers competition, which drew nearly 800 high school entries.
Two Litchfield County students and one entrant from Westover School in Middlebury are among regional winners who could receive the state prize to be awarded at The Hartford Club, 46 Prospect St.
The students are:
* Carter Brown, 18, of Litchfield High School, who took the county poetry prize this year for his entry “ICARI;”
* Claire Burch, 16, of New Milford High School, who won for her prose piece “The Neighborhood;”
* Mary Margaret Meehan, 16, of Westover, who won the poetry prize in New Haven County for “Equine.”
Lauren Hefferon of Litchfield, the 2003 state prose champion and a recent graduate of Yale University, will be the pre-dinner speaker, and Robert Leuci, a former New York narcotics detective who is now a novelist and English professor at the University of Rhode Island, will deliver the keynote address.
The ceremony and dinner, which will feature live music and entertainment, are open to the public. Tickets cost $50.
For information, contact Andy Thibault at (860) 690-0211 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.