We have released the hounds and are shouting out from the mountaintops! You are 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 13th 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, Vt.

Our 2013 keynote speakers, poet and essayist, Wesley McNair, is the Poet Laureate of Maine and the author of 19 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.

The postmark deadline of Feb. 15 is fast approaching and our search lights are on. If you have a tale to spin, or a story to share, download an application (or cover letter & brochure) from our website: http://www.champlain.edu/write.

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