Friday, December 4, 2015

Young Writers' Conference set for May

High school students are cordially invited to attend a weekend of writing workshops, craft sessions, and open mic at the Champlain College Young Writers' Conference, May 27-29. Now in its sixteenth year, the conference attracts high school students who wish to share their passion for story, drama, and song with their writerly brothers and sisters—and with celebrated New England authors. It offers three days of readings, improv, Moth storytelling, poetry slams, literary jazz/blues fusion, and extended friendship on the hillside campus of Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.

THE 2016 KEYNOTE SPEAKER, AWARD-WINNING POET AND ESSAYIST ELLEN BRYANT VOIGT, is the author of Claiming KinThe Forces of PlentyThe Lotus FlowersTwo TreesKyrieShadow of HeavenMessenger: New and Selected Poems, and Headwaters. A former Vermont State Poet, Ellen’s work has appeared in The American Poetry ReviewThe New YorkerThe AtlanticThe New England Review, and elsewhere. She designed and directed the nation's first low-residency MFA Writing Program, served as Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, and in 2015 received the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur “genius grant.”

The postmark DEADLINE OF FEBRUARY 22 to register is fast approaching. If you have a tale to spin, or a story to share, please download an application and learn more:

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