You are once again cordially invited to attend a weekend of writing workshops, craft sessions, and open mic at the Champlain College Young Writers' Conference, - . Now in our sixteenth year, our doors are open to 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. We offer 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.
OUR 2016 KEYNOTE SPEAKER, AWARD-WINNING POET AND ESSAYIST ELLEN BRYANT VOIGT, is the author of Claiming Kin, The Forces of Plenty, The Lotus Flowers, Two Trees, Kyrie, Shadow of Heaven, Messenger: New and Selected Poems, and Headwaters. A former Vermont State Poet, Ellen’s work has appeared in The American Poetry Review, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The 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 is fast approaching and the blue lights are flashing. If you have a tale to spin, or a story to share, please download an application (or brochure) from our website: http://www.champlain.edu/write