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PINSKY, O'NAN HEADLINE
WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG WRITERS
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky and best-selling Connecticut author Stewart O'Nan will headline a day-long focus April 30th on Connecticut student creative writers.
Graduate and Undergraduate creative writing students from the four Connecticut State University campuses, along with outstanding student writers from the state's high schools will join former poet
Robert Pinsky, and best-selling novelist and nonfiction writer Stewart O'Nan for CSU's third annual Student Creative Writing Conference.
About 25 faculty members from CSU and other state universities will volunteer their talents to lead workshops and panels for the conference on Central's New Britain campus.
The conference organizers, John Briggs, Senior Editor of Connecticut Review, and Ravi Shankar, poet in residence at Central, expect 120 students to attend.
The program will begin with small group workshops focusing on student works. Two sessions of panels and readings will follow along with the talks and discussions by O'Nan and Pinsky.
Pinsky is well known as a frequent guest commentator on the PBS News Hour. He is the poetry editor of the on-line journal Slate and author of six books of poetry, most recently Jersey Rain.
O'Nan, a resident of Avon, was named by Granta magazine as one of America's Best Young Novelists. He is most recently co-author with Stephen King of the bestseller Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season.
As well as the workshops, the conference will include panels, readings, and book-signings in multiple genres, including poetry, fiction, non-fiction, journalism, screen writing and publishing.
Conference faculty members will come from Central, Western, Eastern, Southern, Yale, Trinity, Connecticut College, St. Joseph's, Manchester Community College, and Wesleyan.
The conference is being sponsored by Connecticut Review, IMPAC- Connecticut State University Young Writers Trust, The CSU System, CCSU Alumni Association and Graduate Students Association and The Helix Literary Magazine
ALL EVENTS BUT THE WORKSHOPS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Contact Ravi Shankar (860-832-2766) <[email protected]>, John Briggs
<[email protected]>, or Andy Thibault (860-567-8492) <[email protected]> for more information.
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