Champlain College Young Writers’ Conference, May 24-26

Calling All Intrepid Troubadours of the Word Road: we have released the hounds and are shouting out from the mountaintops. 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, May 24-26. Now in our thirteenth 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. The postmark DEADLINE OF FEBRUARY 15 is fast approaching and our search lights are on. If you have a tale to spin, or a story to share, please download an application (or cover letter & brochure) from our website

OUR 2013 KEYNOTE SPEAKER, POET AND ESSAYIST, WESLEY MCNAIR, is the Poet Laureate of Maine and the author of nineteen books, including poetry, nonfiction, and edited anthologies. Often featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac, McNair has received numerous honors including two Rockefeller Fellowships, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Guggenheim, the Theodore Roethke Prize, and the Jane Kenyon Award for Outstanding Book of Poetry.