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CT YOUNG WRITERS
Dionysiac Deadline Demo
TO ENTER THIS CONTEST
BY MARCH 15
The CT Young Writers Trust presents A Celebration Of Springtime & The Arts, Sunday, March 13, 2011, featuring poets, writers and live music at three locations in Litchfield.
The event -- also known as Dionysiac Deadline Demo -- highlights the March 15, 2011 postmark deadline for the 14th annual Connecticut Young Writers Competition.
The competition awards winning entrants with cash prizes and an opportunity to have their work published in Connecticut Review, the literary journal of the Connecticut State University System. Young writers from across Connecticut, ages 13-18, must be nominated by a teacher in a public or private school. Home schooled students also are eligible. Each entrant should submit one entry to the prose or poetry competition postmarked on or before March 15, 2011.
Now in its 14th year, the competition has awarded nearly $200,000 in prizes. More than 6,000 students have participated.
Sheldon Gaskell, the 2010 state prose champion and still a high school student, encouraged his peers to enter now as he reflected on last year's ceremonies. "It means so much to me," Gaskell said, "that there are people and organizations that appreciate the talents and contributions of writers in the world."
The Dionysiac Deadline Demo -- inspired by the ancient Greek literary and fertility festivals -- begins at 2 p.m. March 13 at Hair Cuts Etc., 457 Bantam Road, Litchfield.
To highlight the deadline last year, the Young Writers Trust presented a day and night of poetry, music and boxing at The Hartford Club. In 2010 the competition received its highest number of entries ever -- 795.
At the event, Co-Master of Ceremonies Rand Cooper, the author and travel writer for Bon Appétit, remarked: "What are we going to do next, have a poetry reading at a car wash?"
Cooper returns as Co-MC this year with Ravi Shankar, the poet and professor at Central Connecticut State University. Both Cooper and Shankar serve as board members and judges for the CT Young Writers Trust.
Following the reading at the barber shop, the festivities will proceed at 3 p.m. to the Litchfield Car Wash, 475 Bantam Road.
At 4 p.m. the event moves to Frank Rosa's La Cupola Ristorante & Inn, 637 Bantam Road.
Gaskell, a student at Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts and Suffield Academy, will perform March 13 along with Shankar, poet and teacher Lisa Taylor and Iceman John Scully. Scully, a retired professional boxer who now works as a trainer and commentator for ESPN, is the author of a manuscript called "The Iceman Diaries."
Other poets and writers might join the group as deadline approaches.
The music program at La Cupola will feature the Jen Allen Jazz Combo with Cosmic Jibaros leader and guitarist Ricardo Reyes and the vocalist, DominiQue.
There is no admission charge for the event, but donations will be accepted by the CT Young Writers Trust, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit charity.
Detailed information on the contest can be found at the
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Lee Preston, Haircuts, Etc., 860-567-1128
Patrick Muscillo, Litchfield Car Wash, 860-361-9255
Frank Rosa, La Cupola Ristorante & Inn, 860-567-3326
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THANK YOU 4 KEEPING THIS PROGRAM ALIVE
-- 2011 PROGRAM SPONSORSHIPS
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* biz card in program, $250
* finalist sponsor, $500
* state champion sponsor, $1,000
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Of Our Annual Celebration
In June 2011
ENTRY DEADLINE IS MARCH 15, 2011 POSTMARK