Celebration of Young Writers 10th Anniversary
Saturday, May 30th, 2015
This year’s 10th Anniversary Celebration will be held at The Gunnery in Washington on Saturday, May 30th. Passed hors d'oeuvres, bellinis and fine wine will be served from 5-6:45pm during the silent auction. At 7pm celebrity readers Paul Doherty, Jack Gilpin, Ellen McCourt, Malachy McCourt, and Rose Styron will read 12 exceptional pieces chosen from over 300 submissions from students in over forty Western Connecticut schools. Actor Jack Gilpin will host while Ann & Denis Leary and Susanna Salk will be honored for their years of work creating and establishing the event.
ASAP is excited about the new venue in The Gunnery’s beautiful dining hall as well as the wonderful array of silent and live auction items. They include an African Safari, Yankees and Mets tickets, fine art from local artists, rolex watches, designer bags and so much more.
The evening will close with a presentation of this year’s recipient of the Frank McCourt Prize for Excellence in Teaching. The goal of the award is to recognize teachers who have inspired students to become enthusiastic learners by devising imaginative assignments and techniques. This year’s chosen recipient is Mr. Bill Bucklin. Mr. Bucklin taught for forty years at Litchfield High School before moving over to The Forman School this Fall.