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Slam for the Slammed

Julia Seaman, a sophomore at Hanover High School, says, "Writing, especially poetry, allows me to express my feelings and thoughts in a way I can’t when I’m just talking. My truest voice comes out when I write."
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Young Writers Project: Barricade

Matt Hollar, of Montpelier, a junior at Champlain College, says his main incentive for writing is for “the satisfaction of performance.  “The actual process of writing is very hard for me, but sharing my work with an audience is effortless – and a ton of fun!”
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2035: Samples From A Vermonter’s Journal

Rice Memorial High School graduate Evan Wing’s fictional journal was among the three prize-winning entries for a writing challenge about the Future of Vermont co-sponsored by Young Writers Project and the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission’s ECOS Project. The prompt was to write about Vermont, specifically Chittenden County, in the year 2035.
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Young Writers Project: The Petal of Youth

Elijah Cory, a senior at Champlain Valley Union High School and a summer intern at Young Writers Project, says he wrote this pantoum (a form of poetry with repeating lines) while thinking about “the fleeting and conflicting natures of youth and beauty.”