A celebration of writing Oct. 27

SCS student Delaney Brunvand represents Shelburne

Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) is teaming up with Young Writers Project (YWP) to hold a day of workshops and readings on occasion of publication of YWP’s latest anthology.

Mark Saturday, Oct. 27 on your calendars and join the Celebration of Writing 2012, a collaboration of VCFA and the YWP. The event, which begins at 10 am at the VCFA campus in Montpelier, features a day of workshops, readings, and release of YWP’s newest anthology of best student writing.

Headlining is VCFA board member and award-winning author Katherine Paterson. Her part of the day begins at 3:30 pm and will also include remarks by VCFA President Thomas Greene and readings by 10 young writers whose work is being published. A reception, formal release of “Anthology 4,” and author book signings will follow.

Beginning at 10 am, prominent writers and artists, including several VCFA graduates, will present intriguing workshops on humor, character development, revision, the musicality of poetry, dialog, critiquing, and finding the story. Each workshop is 50 minutes long and will be free.

Among the workshop leaders: actress/writer Robin Fawcett, comedic writer/actor Rusty DeWees, poet Reuben Jackson, novelist Sarah Stewart Taylor, YWP Director Geoffrey Gevalt, slam poet Geof Hewitt, and VCFA authors Kate Bayerl, Cindy Faughnan, Peter Langella, Tamara Smith, and Mima Tipper.

Workshop participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch, but lunch will be provided for those who don’t. Donations will be accepted.

For more information: youngwritersproject.org/celebration2012 and to sign up for the workshops: youngwritersproject.org/signup.

YWP’s “Anthology 4” is drawn from an estimated 12,000 writing submissions and 2,000 pieces of visual art chosen by a team of students and adults. It represents a cross section of the best work of over 100 youths throughout Vermont (and a part of New Hampshire). Delaney Brunvand of Shelburne Community School was chosen to represent Shelburne. This year’s anthology is dedicated to Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., which has provided YWP advice and support throughout the year. The book, remarkable in its design and quality, was printed by Queen City Printers.

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