CELEBRATION OF YOUNG WRITERS

GRADES K-12

boy reads poem on stage at celebration of young writers

ASAP!’s 19th Annual Celebration of Young Writers empowers students to share their love of writing with the world. Public, private and homeschooled students from across Connecticut are invited to submit for a chance to be recognized for their outstanding work, and read their piece in front of a live audience. The Celebration of Young Writers stage is a place where student voices are amplified, and their passion for writing can be shared with the world. Twelve 2024 top selected works will be presented to the public in June, and shared through ASAP!’s website. Submissions to the Celebration of Young Writers are free.

Celebration of Young Writers was inspired by ASAP!’s objective to foster children’s creativity and imagination in the literary arts. It was established with the help of Ellen and Frank McCourt, Ann and Denis Leary, and Susanna Salk.

VIEW THE 2024 TOP SELECTED YOUNG WRITERS PIECES

WHERE

Spring Hill Vineyards
292 Bee Brook Road
New Preston, CT, 06777

WHEN

Friday, June 21, 2024
6:00pm

COST

Free. Preregistration is required.

ASAP!’s 19th Annual Celebration of Young Writers is sponsored in part by Elizabeth R. Rea and the Dungannon Foundation and Susan Haber in memory of Murray Haber. Support also comes from the Ellen Knowles Harcourt Foundation, The Watts Fund, and our community partners: Hopkins Inn, and:

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JUNE-AUGUST

Few spots left! Joyful opportunities for all ages.

Celebration of Young Writers

VIEW THE TOP SELECTED PIECES

CYW 2024

Read the pieces performed by the 2024 top selected young writers.

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