Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Announcement: The Two Best Friends Young Writers Could Have


There’s no debate for the Connecticut Young Writers Trust:

The best novelist and the best poet in Connecticut – who are also two of the nicest people in the state – will appear at The Hartford Club Friday, April 13, to raise money for the state’s longest-running young writers competition for teenage writers.

Novelist Wally Lamb and poet Marilyn Nelson have both supported the program for many years, hosting workshops, giving keynote speeches and donating generously.

The official program at The Hartford Club begins at 7 p.m., with a suggested minimum donation of $10.

In a special, pre-event session, Wally and Marilyn will meet with supporters during an intimate cocktail hour at 6 p.m. They will sign books, pose for photos and mingle.

Admission to the pre-event is limited and costs $100 per person. Please RSVP by April 10 to ctyoungwriterstrust@yahoo.com

  • The Hartford Club, 46 Prospect St.

  • Proceeds will be used for prize money and expenses. The CT Young Writers Trust has affirmed the work of more than 7,000 young poets and writers since 1998, awarding more than $200,000 in cash prizes.

    The Trust lost funding from its primary donors to the tune of $20,000 following the death of IMPAC Chairman Jim Irwin and cuts to the budget of our long-time partner, the Connecticut State University System.

  • The CT Young Writers Trust
  • is a 501 c3 non-profit charity.

    DEADLINE for the current competition is March 31, 2012. Here is a public service announcement linking to the
  • entry form

  • Finally, here's the link to our
  • donation page

  • -- Wally Lamb with 2000 Prose Champion Julia Wong [Hopkins School], Poetry Champion Adrian Kudler [Hall High School] and Diane Smith

    -- Marilyn Nelson, the Connecticut Poet Laureate, hosts 2002 workshop

    photos by India Blue


    Special Thanks To Virginia Fisher, Diane Smith, Jitu Huntley and West Hartford Community Television.

  • Entry Form again

  • CT Young Writers Trust Website

  • please forward
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  • Public Service Announcement and Poster (for distribution) -- from CT Young Writers Trust

  • Twitter@CtYoungWriters

  • twitter@cooljustice

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

  • Ct Young Writers Trust Facebook Page

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