FULTON COUNTY, ga-May 9, 2017-Fulton County District 5 Commissioner Marvin S. Arrington, Jr. and Friends Of Wolf Creek in association with Opus Cultural Lifestyle Magazine presents the 1st Annual Write to Rise Young Writer’s Workshop and Competition (WTR). The invitation is open to all High School students attending any school in Fulton County. The project consist of a writer’s workshop, open to 50 participants on a rst come rst serve basis, and a writer’s competition.
The mission of WTR is to provide the encouragement, resources, training, and inspiration young writers need to stimulate their imaginations and challenge their potential. This valuable opportunity will foster the development of the participants’ enthusiasm for, and expertise in their literary works, and to provide a platform to celebrate their writing successes.
The workshop: Fulton County High School writers are invited to participate in an empowering 6-session workshop. The workshop will be supported by authors, writers and industry professionals who will help guide participants through a comprehensive preparation program which will focus on personal and professional development as a writer. Participants will automatically be entered into the WTR Competition.
THE COMPETITION: Young aspiring writers have a platform to spread their wings by o ering them the opportunity to showcase their literacy skills and passion for writing. The writers’ work will be juried by luminaries with education, and publishing backgrounds. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a clear personal voice or vision. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive cash scholarships and other prizes, and have their work published in Opus Cultural Lifestyle Magazine and other participating publications.
COMPETITION ELIGIBILITY: Submissions must be previously unpublished. Entries may include: Short stories, poetry, essays/literary criticism/analysis, journalism, academic/research reports, short scripts/personal narratives & any other original student writing.
WORKSHOP & COMPETITION SCHEDULE
• Dissemination of Invitation to Participate in Writer’s Workshop & Competition (May 2017) • Workshop (June-July 2017): 6 weeks Saturday sessions
• Submission Opening-Deadline (June1-July 31, 2017)
• Judging Period (August 2017)
• Award Event (August 2017): A community event will be held to announce the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners.