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Young Writers Celebration
Reservations must be made by [Wednesday, June 8] to attend the annual Young Writers Celebration, to be held on June 11 at Central Connecticut State University.
The annual awards ceremony honors the statewide winners of the prose and poetry competitions for students ages 13 to 18. A reception with hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar from 5 to 6:15 p.m. precedes the 6:30 p.m. ceremony.
Special guests are award-winning writers, poet Patricia Smith and her husband Bruce DeSilva, former writing coach for The Courant and Associated Press, whose debut crime novel, "Rogue Island," recently won a coveted Edgar Award. The Connecticut Youth National Poetry Slam Team, led by Elizabeth Thomas, and Charlotte Crowe, the competition's 2005 prose champion, are also among the guests.
Co-masters of ceremonies are author Rand Richards Cooper, TV personality and author Diane Smith and poet and CCSU professor Ravi Shankar. The Jen Allen Big Band will play.
Tickets are $50. Checks should be made to CT Young Writers Trust, 390 Shore Drive, Branford, CT 06405. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-228-6803.
YOUNG WRITERS 2011 ANNUAL CELEBRATION
You are cordially invited to attend the
14TH Annual CT Young Writers
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Central Connecticut State University
Constitution Room / Davidson Hall & Torp Theater
4 p.m. Workshops
5-6:15 p.m. Reception
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,
Connecticut Network Anchor
Ravi 'I Don't Play The Sitar' Shankar
Poet, CCSU English Professor
Jen Allen Big Band / Cosmic Jibaros As One
Latin Rock-Jazz Fusion Featuring DominiQue
$50 per person
RSVP by June 8, 2011
Checks to CT Young Writers Trust
390 Shore Drive, Branford CT 06405
Young Writers Complimentary, everyone else $50