“Teach the children. Rejoice as they learn to love this green space they live in.”
The Avalon Writers Cabin will be a place to publish and celebrate young writers. Since Avalon’s inception, we have seen an influx of young visitors to the preserve. We love to hear your voices on the trails -and now to see them on the page. Ancient and contemporary writers alike have been inspired by the sea, sky and forest. The Writers Cabin will carry on that tradition by giving our next generation of nature writers a place of their own.
This immersive writing workshop will be facilitated by Suffolk County’s Youth Poet Laureate Ella O’Connor and Writers Cabin Coordinator Doug Elliot. A rising senior at Ward Melville High School, Ella is a seasoned veteran at the Writers Cabin and will lead participants through several observational exercises in the preserve, as well as many explorations of the craft of writing in and about nature. Contact Doug Elliot at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
-Works should be original.
-Poem length is unlimited but should be nature-based.
-Prose should be limited to 750 words.
-Submission deadline is May 1.
-Writers should be between the ages of 13-17.
-All entrants will have their work published in our annual contest issue.
-Please use the handy “submit” button below to submit your original work.
-Email Doug at email@example.com with any questions.
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