Thank you for joining us at the 12th Annual Celebration of Young Writers and Benefit Auction, showcasing student writing from across Connecticut. A selection of twelve exceptional pieces were chosen through a blind judging process and those talented young writers took the stage to share their stories, poems, and prose.
Bidding began at 5:00pm during a festive cocktail reception followed by the Young Writers presentation at 6:30pm. The night concluded at 7:30pm when Ellen McCourt presented the Frank McCourt Prize for Excellence in Teaching to recipient, Kim Harrell. This was a special evening honoring our students and communities. See you next year!
View the top 12 selected Young Writers and Honorable Mentions of 2017 below.
Click each title below to learn about each author and read their piece.
“DON’T BE THAT GUY” by Carter Orr
“COLORS” by Elaina Stumpf
“SEASONS VENEER” by Nico Sorce
“WINDOWS” by Ciara Lynch
“WAR” by Charlotte Blair
“ODE TO MAC AND CHEESE!” by Sophia Granata
“AS A PELICAN” by Reese Evans
“THE STARS IN THE SKY” by Dean Saccardi
“AUTUMN” by Maya Wren Woodhall
“BEST – MY BFF” by Illiana Martinez
“SEE ME, DON”T STARE AT ME” by Xavier Williams
“AND YET…” by Sara El Moustakim