Will Be The Book Vendor For This Event
For June 11;
Draft Invitation Below
Of Announcement By CSU System
A record number of Connecticut students have submitted entries in the 14th year of the Connecticut Young Writers Competition, an annual contest which highlights works of poetry and prose submitted by teenagers from throughout the state. There were 806 entries received, surpassing last year’s previous all-time high of 795. It’s the first time that a record number of entries were received in back-to-back years ...
-- El Bardo The Legend with 2000 New Haven County Poetry Champion Katie Perkins [Westover School] and Bill Cibes
... The state champion poetry prize will be given in honor of Leo Connellan, the late CSUS poet in residence and Connecticut Poet Laureate. Connellan, known as “El Bardo The Legend” was a founder of the Young Writers Competition. His trilogy, The Clear Blue Lobster Water Country, won the Shelley Memorial Award ...
-- Wally Lamb with 2000 Prose Champion Julia Wong [Hopkins School], Poetry Champion Adrian Kudler [Hall High School] and Diane Smith
... The state champion prose prize will be given in honor of Wally Lamb, the acclaimed novelist and workshop leader for inmates of the Niantic prison. Lamb, author of books including The Hour I First Believed, I Know This Much Is True and She’s Come Undone, was a keynote speaker and workshop leader for the Young Writers Competition in 2000, and is a long-time supporter of the competition.
Reception entertainment will be provided by The Jen Allen Big Band / Cosmic Jibaros, featuring progressive jazz / Latin rock fusion ...
... It is anticipated that 30 finalists will be invited to a special awards ceremony on the evening of June 11, 2011 at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), with the statewide winners in prose and poetry to be announced as the highlight of the program. The statewide winners in each category will receive $1,000, and other top finalists will receive financial awards from the Connecticut Young Writers Trust ...
-- Cosmic Jibaros Leader Ricardo Reyes At The Hartford Club, 6-3-10
... During the day on June 11, Charlotte Crowe, the 2005 state prose champion, will lead workshops for the student finalists in cooperation with fellow keynote speakers Patricia Smith and Bruce DeSilva. Smith’s fifth book of poetry, Blood Dazzler, was a National Book Award finalist. Smith’s husband, DeSilva, is the author of the highly praised first novel, Rogue Island. He is a retired writing coach for the Associated Press national desk and The Hartford Courant. Crowe, Brown University Class of 2011, interned last summer with the poetry editor of The New Yorker. She is a graduate of Greater Hartford Academy and Canton High School ...
“The strong response of Connecticut students reflects the commitment of a great many people - including teachers and volunteers - to encourage writing, but most of all it demonstrates the high level of talent, creativity and dedication that exists among students all across our state,” said Louise H. Feroe, CSUS Acting Chancellor.
-- 2010 STATE PROSE CHAMPION SHELDON GASKELL with Connecticut State University System [Acting] Chancellor Louise Feroe and Diane Smith
NOTE TO SPONSORS
TY 4 KEEPING THIS PROGRAM ALIVE
-- 2011 PROGRAM SPONSORSHIPS
R AVAIL AS FOLLOWS:
* biz card in program, $250
* finalist sponsor, $500
* state champion sponsor, $1,000
all donations greatly appreciated and publicly acknowledged
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CT Young Writers Trust
390 Shore Drive, Branford CT 06405
501 (c) 3 Federal Tax ID: 31-1635811
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State Finalists Will Be Identified Sometime In May
And Invited To The Annual Celebration
Sat., June 11, 2011
At Central Connecticut State University
YOUNG WRITERS 2011 ANNUAL CELEBRATION
You are cordially invited to attend the
14TH Annual CT Young Writers
Statewide Ceremony & Dinner
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Central Connecticut State University
Constitution Room / Davidson Hall & Torp Theater
4 p.m. Workshops
5-6:15 p.m. Reception
With Mass Quantities Of Hors D'oeuvres,
Charlotte Crowe, 2005 State Prose Champion,
Brown, 2011; Greater Hartford Academy / Canton HS, 2007
Patricia Smith, Poet, Blood Dazzler
Bruce DeSilva, Novelist, Rogue Island
Co-Masters of Ceremonies
Rand Richards Cooper, Author,
Bon Appétit travel writer
Diane Smith, Author,
CPTV Producer/Host of Positively CT
Ravi 'I Don't Play The Sitar' Shankar
Poet, CCSU English Professor
Jen Allen Big Band / Cosmic Jibaros As One
Latin Rock-Jazz Fusion
$50 per person
RSVP by May 31, 2011
Checks to CT Young Writers Trust
390 Shore Drive, Branford CT 06405
Young Writers Complimentary, everyone else $50
ANOTHER BLAST FROM THE PAST
-- Emma Lowenberg, 16, of the Lowenberg Home School in Redding, accepts $1,000 check and other items Sunday [May 31, 2009] 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."