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Teen Writer! Series

Luminari invites Teen Writers to apply for a scholarship to its Teen Writer! camps, held July 6 - 10, 2015!

Visit www.luminari.org and click on "Get Inspired" to learn more about this year's Teen Writer! camps:  Fantastic Fiction! and Opinion and Journalism: For Teen Writers with Attitude. 

One student will be selected for a Teen Writer Luminari Award, which includes a full scholarship to attend a Teen Writer! camp in 2015, valued at $395.00

Students who want to submit entries for the Teen Writer/Luminari Award can write a 500 - 700 word essay on the importance of contributing diverse opinions and ideas to the public through creative and journalistic writing.  They should also state how they, personally, want their writing to broaden the minds of readers.

Students can submit their essays by email to Luminari.inspire@gmail.com and in the subject line, write "TEEN WRITER LUMINARI AWARD ENTRY"

INCLUDE your name, ​your parent or guardian's name, ​and contact information at the head of your essay.

Download the Teen Writer - Luminari Award Scholarship Application

Essays will be read and judged, and one winner will be selected, by a panel of writers and academics. The deadline for our Teen Writer! Luminari Award scholarship competition has been extended! Entries will be received through midnight June 20, 2015. The winner will be anounced by June 26, 2015.

About the Instructor

All sessions will be conducted by Gina Catanzarite, owner/operator of Arania Productions, and an award-winning television producer, author, media consultant and teacher who has worked both nationally and locally in her fields since 1987. She counts seven Emmy awards, sixteen Emmy nominations, a Matrix award, two Pennsylvania Broadcaster’s Association Awards, three Telly Awards, and a screenwriting grant from the Theatre Association of Pennsylvania, among her many professional honors. She is the co-author of two non-fiction books, Lucille’s Car Care and Riding The AirWaves, and has numerous freelance writing credits; and she reviews children’s programs and serves as a judge for the prestigious Parents’ Choice Foundation.  Catanzarite conducts a variety of creative writing workshops designed especially for teen writers; and she is an adjunct faculty member at Point Park University and Robert Morris University, teaching broadcast writing courses.

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