Sunday, March 11, 2012

She Came Back To Help The CT Young Writers Trust

  • CT Young Writers Trust Website

  • 2001 State Poetry Champion Amy Ma [Conard HS, W. Hartford; Wesleyan; CCSU], now a teacher at Hartford's renowned Jumoke Academy, with CT Young Writers Trust Chairman Ravi Shankar, the poet and professor, 3-10-12.

    Ma and Shankar facilitated workshops in sports writing, performance poetry and music's enhancement of the learning process. The workshops herald this year's entry deadline of 3-31-12.

    In synch with this year's theme, Baby Come Back / Come Back To The Young Writers Trust Because We Need You Now More Than Ever, Ma dropped a $20 bill in an Irish cap. The Trust - which has affirmed the work of 7,000 young poets and writers since 1998, awarding more than $200,000 in prize money - began this year's cycle minus $20,000 from longstanding donors the late Jim Irwin and the Connecticut State University System, impacted by the dwindling state budget.

    Upcoming events, including a major fundraiser April 13, are listed below and at the CT Young Writers Trust website, link at the top of this page.


  • Baby Come Back / Come Back To The Young Writers Trust Because We Need You Now More Than Ever

  • -- Photos by Meg Rivers
    for the CT Young Writers Trust

    Tenor Saxophonist Frank Kozyra and vocalist DominiQue of The Jen Allen Jazz Combo at Jumoke Academy in Hartford 3-10-12 for workshop on how music enhances the learning process. Teachers and students also participated vigorously in a joint workshop on performance poetry and sports writing, presented by Iyaba Mandingo and Paul Doyle.

  • Jumoke Academy CEO Dr. Michael Sharpe

    By Amy Ma

    Jumoke Students With Iyaba Mandingo

    Jumoke Students With Paul Doyle

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    Tuesday, March 13, 2012

    Irish Poet & Novelist Geraldine Mills at Rockville High School

    Friday, April 13, 2012
    Wally Lamb & Marilyn Nelson at The Hartford Club

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  • Vocalist Rachel Perlin

    Vocalist Cassie Martin


    Alto Saxophonist Lummie Spann Jr.

    Matt Dwonsczyk, Bass

    Trumpeter Josh Evans

    Co-Master of Ceremonies Rand Cooper

    Jen Allen with Chairman Ravi, who also served as Co-MC

    Happy Ravi and his tie

    Drummer Ben Bilello

    Iyaba In Performance

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