Friday, June 10, 2011

Yes, U R A Poet; Yes, U R A Writer



The CT Young Writers Trust has a simple and compelling mission: Affirm the work of young poets and writers.

We do this by having great parties and giving away lots of money. Our parties are like sports banquets – except our music is a lot better.

The Rock Of Our Enterprise – Leo Connellan, aka El Bardo The Legend – did not receive that affirmation as a youngster. Instead, he was mocked and ridiculed for wanting to be a poet.

El Bardo got a dose of affirmation winning a Scholastic magazine prize. Still, even as an adult, Connellan was mopping floors and substitute teaching when he won the Shelley Memorial Award for his trilogy, The Clear Blue Lobster Water Country.

  • The Life Of The Poet


  • From Leo Connellan to the new leader of The Trust – poet and professor Ravi Shankar of Central Connecticut State University -- the organization has affirmed the work of 7,000 young poets and writers and given away more than $200,000.

    Shankar has worked closely and intently with Trust Administrator Carol Thibeault to examine what has worked in the past and what will work in the future to keep the enterprise viable.

    Join Charlotte Crowe, Patricia Smith, Bruce DeSilva, Elizabeth Thomas and The Jen Allen Big Band / Cosmic Jibaros As One Featuring DominiQue Saturday at CCSU to affirm the work of Connecticut’s best young poets and writers. Walk-ins OK. Invitation at bottom of this post.

  • Shankar Takes Reins Of CT Young Writers Trust


  • RSVP Frenzy, Suspense Build As 30 Young Poets And Writers Vie For Cash, Affirmation


  • JAZZ/ R&B/ LATIN ROCK LIVE SATURDAY 6-11-11 @CCSU THE JEN ALLEN BIG BAND COSMIC JIBAROS AS ONE FEATURING DOMINIQUE


  • CT Young Writers Trust Salutes Latino Poets & Writers


  • ~!@#$%^&* Zap Pow Kaboom: Daily Paper Posts 15 Poems




  • Young Writers Trust Website Hosted By CSU System


  • Ct Young Writers Trust Facebook Page


  • Twitter@CtYoungWriters


  • CT Young Writers Trust Website [In Development]


  • twitter@cooljustice




  • CT Young Writers Trust
    390 Shore Drive, Branford CT 06405


    RAVI SHANKAR
    Chairman, shankarr@mail.ccsu.edu,
    860-938-2139

    RON WINTER
    Executive Director, hjrwinter@comcast.net,
    860-228-6803

    CAROL THIBEAULT
    Administrator, ctbeau@yahoo.com, 203-843-1423

    ATTY WILLIAM CROWE
    Legal Counsel, wcrowe@mayocrowe.com,
    860-275-6801

    ANDY THIBAULT
    Chairman Emeritus, tntcomm82@cs.com,
    860-690-0211

    YOUNG WRITERS 2011 ANNUAL CELEBRATION
    INVITATION
    Seating Limited
    You are cordially invited to attend the
    14TH Annual CT Young Writers
    Statewide Ceremony

    Saturday, June 11, 2011
    Central Connecticut State University
    Constitution Room & Torp Theater
    4 p.m. Workshops
    5-6:15 p.m. Reception
    Hors D'oeuvres,
    Cash Bar
    Bookstore

    Special Guests
    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 App├ętit travel writer
    Diane Smith, Author,
    Connecticut Network Anchor
    Ravi 'I Don't Play The Sitar' Shankar
    Poet, CCSU English Professor

    Reception Entertainment
    Jen Allen Big Band / Cosmic Jibaros As One
    Latin Rock-Jazz Fusion Featuring DominiQue

    $50 per person
    RSVP by ... Walk-ins OK

    Checks to CT Young Writers Trust
    390 Shore Drive, Branford CT 06405
    Young Writers Complimentary, everyone else $50

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