Summer Brings Artistic Success

Summer Brings Artistic Success
Posted on 09/06/2018
Keys To Phobia

Public poetry readings, an original film debut, and an award winning story. It has been quite a successful summer for Creative Writing/Media Arts students from the Academy.

On August 6th, poets Alex Nordlund and Rachel Justice shared their original spoken word  at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival. They, along with three other student poets from the state, read to a packed audience gathered on the lawn at the Hillstead Museum in Farmington. Both were winners of the Fresh Voices Poetry Competition which was hosted at the Hillstead back in April. There they were judged by a panel of notable poets. Winners of the contest read at Sunken Garden. Alex and Rachel are both seniors at the Academy.

Another student, half day junior Melody Lacombe from Southington, had her original film premier to the public at the Madison Arts Cinema. The film “The Keys to Phobia” was written and directed by Lacombe and is a full feature length film.

Most recently Charlie Case, full day junior from Glastonbury, won the Taylor A. Greene Writing contest for his original short story “You’re Prepared (For Nothing That Will Happen and Everything That Might).” The contest is named after a former student from CCSU, Taylor A. Greene, who died suddenly from an aneurysm. Writing submissions come from around the state of Connecticut and are for students in high school. Nominations must come from a teacher. Winners, if they chose to attend CCSU, will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

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