CELEBRATION OF YOUNG WRITERS

GRADES K-12

ASAP!’s 17th 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 poetry and prose to our panel for the chance to work with an orator and read their piece in front of a live audience. Top selected works will be presented at the Spring Hill Arts Gathering (SHAG) Festival on Friday, June 17 2022, and shared through ASAP!’s website.

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 2022 TOP SELECTED YOUNG WRITERS PIECES

This program is funded in part by The Maurice Sendak Foundation.

In School Programs - Kids in Classroom working on a Project

SUMMER CAMP

AUGUST 1-12, 2022

Join us at beautiful Warren Woods!

IN-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

SEPTEMBER 2022 - JUNE 2023

Bring ASAP!'s creative programming into your classroom.

CELEBRATION OF YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS

AUGUST 1 - OCTOBER 2

Call for photo submissions from students in grades 6-12!