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Saturday, May 12, 2012


ABOUT

For its 7th annual literary project,

Celebration of Young Writers, ASAP invited all students from public and private schools as well as home schooled children in northwestern CT to submit written works. 

Pieces for tonight’s celebration were chosen on

the basis of which would work best with the guest readers, which would be most entertaining, and how they would fit together in the flow of the event. The selection process was blind: names of students were removed from each piece so that the panel of readers had no knowledge of who wrote what.

ASAP admires the work that so many teachers

do for so many students. To honor them, we asked each of our young writers to dedicate his or her piece to a teacher. ASAP thanks the teachers from our area, many of whom are here tonight, as well those throughout the world who are helping to improve the lives of our children.

Tonight ASAP is honored to have Susan

Saint James, Jerry Adler, Fran Brill Kelly, Candace Bushnell, Frank Delaney, Paul Doherty, Jack Gilpin, Ellen McCourt, and Dani Shapiro as guest readers. Their generosity and inspiration are a great gift to our organization and our communities.


PRE S E NT ING the TALENTED YOUNG WRITERS of 2O12 The Lively Night by Thomas Hart Dedicated to Nicholas Benson, Read by Dani Shapiro

Interview With Mother Nature by Riley Norris Dedicated to Jane Hyland, Read by Jerry Adler

The House on Upper County by Emily Morris Dedicated to Tom Juvan and Michael Gallagher, Read by Ellen McCourt

Wii by Andrew Reed Dedicated to Kristyn Greco, Read by Fran Brill Kelly

A Letter Home by Cecilia Lucy Floros Dedicated to Lea Attanasio, Read by Fran Brill Kelly

Math Is The Key To Life by Zachary McGrew Dedicated to Matthew Kandel, Read by Jack Gilpin

Home by Margaret Wolk Dedicated to Lisa Zenobi, Read by Jack Gilpin

On My Speech by Elliott Bogue Dedicated to Wendy Youngblood, Read by Candace Bushnell

Uncle Willy by Conor Smith Dedicated to Brooke Giese, Read by Frank Delaney

I Remember When … by Noelia Aguirre Dedicated to Lisa Zenobi, Read by Frank Delaney

Absorbency – A Poem in Rap by Arieh Saed Dedicated to Annie Grant & Cathy Binkowski, Read by Paul Doherty

My Writing Hides by Annie Lombardi Dedicated to Matthew Kandel, Read by Susan Saint James


201 2 C E L E B R AT I O N O F YO U N G W R I T E R S S P O N S O R S as as of of April April 30, 30, 2012 2012

UNDERWRITER Union Savings Savings Bank Bank Union BENEFACTOR BENEFACTOR Marlene & Chris Smith Marlene & Chris Smith PREMIER PATRON PREMIER PATRON Sara & Robert Savage Sara & Robert Savage Litchfield Magazine Litchfield Magazine PLATINUM PATRON PLATINUM PATRON Susan & Murray Haber Susan & Murray Haber Rebecca & Jim Neary Rebecca & Jim Neary Shred-it Jill & Michael Shred-it Lloyd Jill & Michael Lloyd GOLDEN PATRON Susannah GrayPATRON & John Lyons GOLDEN David Behnke & Doherty Susannah Gray &Paul John Lyons Ellen McCourt David Behnke & Paul Doherty Edwina & John Millington Edwina & John Millington Pamela & Nicholas Solley Pamela & Nicholas Solley SILVER PATRON SILVER Charmian PlacePATRON & Ken Cooper Charmian Place & Cooper Copes Rubbish Ken Removal Copes Rubbish Removal Judith Z. Friedman Judith Caroline LevyZ.&Friedman Leonard Kady CarolineMontebello Levy & Leonard Joseph & RonKady Leal Jeanne & Paul Manson Joseph Coppola Montebello & Ron Leal RichardCoppola Wallgren&&Paul Marty Rook Jeanne Manson Cynthia Oneglia Oneglia & & Dan Dan Whalen Whalen Cynthia


EVENT CHAIRS ANN LEARY & SUSANNA SALK BENEFIT AUCTION COMMITTEE

as of April 13, 2012

AUCTION CHAIR JUDY AUCHINCLOSS

Judy & George Auchincloss Diane Baker David Behnke & Paul Doherty Karen & Hal Benett Michelle & Alan Brown Pam & Scott Bowman Ann M. Burton Tal & Rob Copen Carolan & Patrick Dwyer Renée David Judith Z. Friedman Sara Guillmette Barbara Gold Susan & Murray Haber Nancy & David Hawley Barbara Henry First Selectman, Town of Roxbury Jennifer Iannucci Paula Lazeski & Marc Olivieri Ann Leary Susan Lerner & Arthur Sachs Dr. and Mrs. Mike Levine Jill & Michael Lloyd Mark E. Lyon First Selectman, Town of Washington Eileen Manela Stacey & Pels Matthews

Ellen McCourt Veronique Mertl Edwina & John Millington Susan Monserud Joseph Montebello Jean Monteleone Joseph A. Mustich & Ken Cornet Heather Norris Rob Parker & Peter Rogness Kirsten Peckerman Jenn Pote Hugh Rawson & Margaret Miner Carolina & Darren Reid Irina Ririe Jane Risley Susanna Salk Dr. Monica Sava Sara & Robert Savage Christopher & Marlene Smith Bruce Storm Julianne Stuart & Tom Seger William T. Stuart First Selectman, Town of Bridgewater JoAnne Torti Caroline Vanderlip & Mark Krentzman Pam & Richard Wilhelm

AUCTION ITEMS DONATED BY as of April 27, 2012 Scott & Samantha Adams; After School Arts Program; Fernand Alphen; Anonymous;Artwalk, div. of My Boy Sam, Ltd.; Judy & George Auchincloss; Judy Auchincloss; Bantam Cinema; Bantam Tileworks; Behnke Doherty Gallery; Tom & Ronna Bennett; Tamara Meadow Bernstein, Tamara Meadow Interiors; Kristie Bishop, The KB Event; Bridgewater Chocolate; Tal & Rob Copen; County Wines & Bill Fore; Michael Leva & C. Wonder; D’Artagnan; Karen Davis, Davis Raines Design; R. Derwin Clothiers; Carolan & Patrick Dwyer; Ella’s Limited Framing; John R. Faherty, Jr.; FineLine Theatre Arts; Fire Roasted Catering; The Garden; Gilded Lily Jewelry; Barbara Gold; Green Granary; Robert Guida, MD;G.W. Tavern; Susan & Murray Haber; The Happie Baker; Hidden Valley Eatery; Hopkins Inn; Joan Horton; Infinity Music Hall & Bistro; Inner Workings,Inc.; The joannajohn Collection; Joe’s Salon & Spa; John’s Café; Kent Greenhouse; Kim Burns Studio; Alan Larrabure; Lori L. Larsen; Susan Lerner & Arthur Sachs; Lily Juliet; Litchfield Hills Aikikai; Jill & Michael Lloyd; The Loeb Boathouse; Susan Bednar Long; Long Wharf Theatre; Mamie’s; John Marshall; Marty’s Café; Stacey & Pels Matthews; The Mayflower Inn & Spa; Gregory Mertl, Composer; Millstone Cafe and Bakery; Daniel Murray; New Preston Kitchen Goods, LLC; Heather Norris Photography; Todd Richter/Norse House, Stratton, VT; Riley Norris; Oliva; The Pantry; Rob Parker; Rob Parker & Peter Rogness; Pergola Home & Garden; Pilobolus; La Prairie; Privet House; Ridgewood Country Club; Evelyn Rinaldi; Kara Ross; Erik Saalmuller; J. Seitz & Co.; Susanna Salk; SANE Designs,Sara Savage & Nikki Nesci; Sara & Robert Savage; The Smithy; Nicholas Solley; Faith Stewart-Gordon; Studio Museum in Harlem; Swank on Bank; Steven Thaler; Timeless Gallery; Tucker’s Point Hotel and Spa; Upper Crust; Caroline Vanderlip & Mark Krentzman; La Vela; VH-1; Adam Waimon; The Warner Theatre; Cynthia Warshaw; Washington Art Association; Washington Supply Company; Waterbury Symphony Orchestra; Westport Country Playhouse; White Horse Tavern; The White Room Antiques and Home Furnishings; Woodward House; York Street Studios; Zylie The Bear.


ABOUT

The After School Arts Program believes appreciation of the arts is the hallmark of both a complete person and a healthy society. Its mission is to enable children to engage in artistic and cultural activities that otherwise would not be available to them. ASAP’s workshops and programs in the literary, performing, visual, culinary, and martial arts are designed not just to teach particular skills, but to nurture individual creativity, encourage group collaboration, and give participants the chance to explore new and sometimes life-changing experiences in the arts. Over the years, ASAP’s programs have blossomed from eight workshops to more than one hundred today. These activities are distinguished for being conducted by teachers who are also working artists and performers. ASAP’s offerings include classes for preschool through adult, weekend workshops, field trips to museums, concerts and performances, a thriving summer camp, a summer theatre intensive, a Summer Grant Program for highschool students and an annual Inter-district Project that brings students together from the cities and rural regions of northwest Connecticut. During the 2010-11 school year ASAP had more than 4,000 participations in its programs, with students coming from eighty towns throughout CT.

ASAP is funded in part by The Wayne M. Gnazzo and Family Fund at The Community Foundation of NWCT; Union Savings Bank; the Diebold Foundation; a gift of the Jean and Julien Levy Foundation for the Arts; Regional School District #12; The Connecticut Community Foundation; Gould Family Foundation; and The Lilac Foundation. Support also comes from The Connecticut Office of the Arts; Community Table Foundation; the Ellen Knowles Harcourt Foundation; Shredit; the towns of Bridgewater, Roxbury, and Washington; The Watts Fund; The Community Foundation of NWCT; Holmes Foundation; Webster Bank; The Rene Bloch Foundation; The Benedict Silverman Foundation; Dungannon Foundation; The James E. and Faye L. Preston Fund; Free Enterprise, LLC; Winfield Foundation; Newpol Foundation; The Armstrong-Nickoll Family Foundation; Torrington Savings Bank, and many generous individuals.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jill Lloyd President John Millington Chairman Robert Parker Treasurer Barbara Gold Secretary Judy Auchincloss Dr. Patricia Cosentino Paul Doherty Scholarship Director Susan Haber Ellen McCourt Joseph Montebello Jane Risley Sara Savage Christopher Smith EMERITUS BOARD Ann Burton • Ann Leary • Hugh Rawson • Susanna Salk ASAP STAFF JoAnne Torti Executive Director Vanessa Hammond Business/Program Manager Rachel Domoff Social Media & Marketing Coordinator Ashley Hamilton-Kernan Program Coordinator 2 0 1 2 C E L E B R AT I O N O F YO U N G W R I T E R S

Auction Coordinator Carolan Dwyer Tent and Rental Organizer Eileen Smith Production Manager Christopher Tiesler Design Director / Cover Design Jennifer Gianfagna Associate Art Directors Peter Rogness and Evan Maddalena Photography Alyssa Robb Filming Milburn Media Arts Music provided by The Taylor Brothers: Oliver Taylor • Sebastian Taylor Catering Anne Gallagher Wine Rob Parker and County Wines Beverages Washington Market & Liquor Tent Anchors O&G Industries, Inc. Lighting & Sound Big Wave International, Ltd. Rentals Party Rental, Ltd. Tent Northeast Tent Productions, Inc. Auction Room Flowers Everything Carlyle Tent Flowers and Shrubs Loretta Stagen Floral Designs SPECIAL THANKS TO

The Town of Washington for providing the space; student and parent volunteers; all our generous auction donors; and ASAP’s Board of Directors, whose support made this event possible.


ABOUT t he

McCOU RT PRIZ E for

E X CE LLE NCE IN T E AC H I N G The McCourt Prize for Excellence in Teaching honors the spirit of Frank McCourt, a teacher himself for some thirty years in New York City schools before bursting into fame with the publication of his PulitzerPrize-winning memoir, Angela’s Ashes. Despite the immense success of this book and its two successors, ‘Tis and Teacher Man, Frank McCourt remained a teacher at heart. A resident of Roxbury, he gave generously of his time, talents, and energy to ASAP andother local causes. He was instrumental in establishing the Celebration of Young Writers and making it the wonderful event it is today. The chief goal of the annually awarded McCourt Prize is to recognize teachers who have inspired students to become enthusiastic learners by devising imaginative assignments and techniques. A secondary goal is to find and promote ideas and practices that can be adopted by other teachers. Teachers in area schools are encouraged to nominate themselves for the McCourt Prize. They may also be nominated by other teachers, administrators, students, or parents. Those who want to be considered must submit an application form, a résumé, a short description of what they have done to inspire students through creative and innovative tactics and planning, and a related lesson plan. The applications, descriptions, and lesson plans were read by an ASAP panel on a blind basis,with the names of candidates and their schools removed from them. The applicants in 2012 were an exceptionally strong group, including teachers of diverse subjects in grades ranging from kindergarten to high school. The ASAP panelists hope this year’s runners-up will consider reapplying next year. The Celebration of Young Writers focuses on students, but ASAP believes that it is important to honor great teachers, too.


FRANK McCOURT


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2 O 1 2 YO U N G W R I T E R BIOGRAPHIES NOELIA AGUIRRE, age 12, is extremely active and currently divides her free time between two sports teams, piano, competition choir, horseback riding, the school musical, and devouring books from start to finish in one sitting.  ELLIOTT BOGUE, age 16, is a junior at Shepaug Valley High School. He enjoys a wide range of literature, from Albert Camus to George R.R. Martin.  CECILIA LUCY FLOROS, age 9, is a 4th grader at Hawley Elementary School in Newtown. She is very honored to be chosen for this celebration. She has always loved reading and writing. She is Italian, Greek, and Irish, and is interested in history, especially colonial times. She loves to play basketball, swim, and go to school. THOMAS HART, age 18, has been writing poetry since middle school. His hobbies include playing music and songwriting, and he is currently finishing his senior year at The Gunnery. ANNIE LOMBARDI, age 10, is a 5th grader at Rumsey Hall School, who loves animals and wants to study to be a veterinarian. She enjoys playing softball, participating in musicals, and drawing. ZACHARY MCGREW, age 9, lives in Warren and attends Rumsey Hall School. He enjoys games and sports of all kinds, especially baseball and football. EMILY MORRIS, age 16, lives in Roxbury and is a junior at the Westover School. While the poem she wrote was to fulfill an English class assignment, she was inspired to write about “The House on Upper County” after taking many photographs of it for a black-and-white photography class. RILEY NORRIS, age 10, is in 5th grade at Washington Montessori. Riley enjoys watching movies, her pets, guitar, karate, watching movies, listening to music, watching movies, and spending time in nature. She likes writing poetry because there’s no punctuation to worry about. ANDREW REED, age 5, is in kindergarten at the Burnham School in Bridgewater. Andrew’s wry sense of humor is apparent in this poem, which is in his own original words, but may also reflect some parental influences. ARIEH SAED, age 9, a 4th grader at Cornwall Consolidated School, loves writing haiku, limericks, sonnets, and rap songs. He plays the tuba and violin, and acts with Grumbling Gryphons Traveling Children’s Theater, where he performs the dramatic roles of Anansi –The Trickster Spider and Mercury in The Myth of Persephone. CONOR SMITH, age 14, enjoys hiking, skiing, hunting, and fishing. After moving back to the US from Zurich, Switzerland six years ago, Conor quickly joined Boy Scout Troop 35 and is now working toward his Eagle badge. MARGARET WOLK, age 12, is a 7th grader at Shepaug Valley Middle School.  She enjoys doing sports after school, playing the french horn and piano, and composing music.


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2O12 CELEBRITY READER BIOGRAPHIES JERRY ADLER is a veteran of over fifty Broadway productions as producer, director, and production stage manager, including the original My Fair Lady and the Tony Award-winning Good Evening. His acting career began with his role in Woody Allen’s Manhattan Murder Mystery. He has appeared on many television shows, including The West Wing, Northern Exposure, and Mad About You. He is an original cast member of The Sopranos and continued as “Hesh,” Tony’s mentor/advisor throughout that award-winning HBO productions run. His recent films include In Her Shoes and Find Me Guilty. He recently appeared as the new fire chief in Rescue Me with Denis Leary.  He is now appearing on The Good Wife and is a professor of comedy at the University of Connecticut. CANDACE BUSHNELL is the critically acclaimed, international best-selling author of Sex and the City, Summer and the City, The Carrie Diaries, One Fifth Avenue, Lipstick Jungle, Trading Up, and Four Blondes. Sex and the City, published in 1996, was the basis for the HBO hit series and two subsequent blockbuster movies. Lipstick Jungle became a popular television series on NBC. In September 2011 Warner Television and the CW optioned The Carrie Diaries for television and One Fifth Avenue was optioned by the Mark Gordon Company and ABC for yet another television show. Through her books and television series, Bushnell’s work has influenced and defined two generations of women. She is the winner of the 2006 Matrix Award for books (other winners include Joan Didion and Amy Tan) and a recipient of the Albert Einstein Spirit of Achievement Award. She is now working on The Two Mrs. Stones, which will be in bookstores in 2013. She currently resides in Manhattan. FRANK DELANEY has written more than twenty books of fiction and nonfiction; edited anthologies of essays and poetry; written for stage, screen, television, and radio, and has broadcast on the BBC for more than thirty years. He lives in Litchfield County with his wife, Diane Meier. PAUL DOHERTY has been involved in theatre and television for over thirty years. He was a founding member of the L.A. improvisational group Mixed Nuts. He has appeared in film and television as well as hundreds of commercials and originated the role of Junior Dennison in Jim Lehrer’s play Chili Queen which ran at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He is on ASAP’s board and is director of the Summer Grant Program. Paul also is the co-owner of Behnke Doherty Gallery in Washington Depot and the proud parent of two well behaved (almost) Gordon Setters: Chester & Cooper! JACK GILPIN has performed on and off-Broadway and at regional theatres all around the country. He has acted in over thirty feature films and in many television shows, including Law & Order, Kate and Allie, and The Good Wife.


FRAN BRILL KELLY is an actress and Emmy Award-winning principal puppeteer with Jim Henson’s Muppets. She is also Vice President of the Jim Henson Legacy. On Sesame Street she has given life to Prairie Dawn, Zoe, and many other zany characters. As an actress, she has appeared in the films Being There, Midnight Run, City Hall, and What About Bob? She has also guest-starred on many episodes of Law & Order, appeared in soap operas, performed off-Broadway and at regional theaters, recorded hundreds of voice-overs, and is also booked as a keynote speaker . . . but appearing here is her favorite job.  ELLEN MCCOURT has worked in theatre, television, and corporate settings as an administrator and public relations professional. She ran the New York office of National Promotion and Development for WGBH, the Boston public television station, and subsequently became a senior vice president at Shepley/Winings PR in New York. She is currently chairman of the board of the Irish Repertory Theatre in New York, a board member of the After School Arts Program in Connecticut, and a member of the Literary Committee for the Sun Valley Writers Conference. She was married to Frank McCourt and lives in Connecticut and New York. SUSAN SAINT JAMES is both an actress and a humanitarian. She starred in the 1980’s comedy series Kate and Allie, but probably best known for playing Rock Hudson’s wife in McMillan and Wife and for her role as Peggy Maxwell in the late 1960’s television series Name of the Game, for which she received an Emmy Award. She also made several motion pictures, the best known being Love At First Bite. In recognition of this body of work she received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2008. Ms. Saint James has been honored with many awards for her contributions to the State of Connecticut and for her work with Special Olympics. She has received five honorary doctorates from Connecticut colleges and universities, and has been inducted into the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame. Susan enjoys traveling, watching lots of sports with her husband of thirty years, Dick Ebersol, and spending time with her four children and two granddaughters. DANI SHAPIRO is the bestselling author of the memoirs Devotion and Slow Motion, and the novels Black & White, and Family History. Her essays, short fiction, and criticism have appeared in publications ranging from The New Yorker to Vogue, and she is a regular contributor to The New York Times Book Review. She has taught in the creative writing programs at Columbia, NYU, The New School, Wesleyan, and is currently a professor in the MFA Program at Brooklyn College. Her new book, Still Writing: The Pleasures and Perils of a Creative Life, will be published next year. Dani lives in Bethlehem with her husband, writer Michael Maren, and their son Jacob.


FRIENDS OF ASAP Contributions Contributions from from May May 3, 3, 2011 2011 -- May May 1, 1, 2012 2012

Soul Mate ($5000+) The Wayne M. Gnazzo and Family Fund at The Community Foundation of NWCT Union Savings Bank The Diebold Foundation A gift of the Jean and Julien Levy Foundation for the Arts, Inc. Shepaug Valley Regional School District #12 Connecticut Community Foundation David Behnke & Paul Doherty Gould Family Foundation Lilac Foundation Sara & Robert Savage The Connecticut Office of the Arts The Community Foundation of NWCT Marlene & Chris Smith City of Torrington Community Table Foundation Town of Bridgewater Town of Roxbury Town of Washington

Significant Other ($1,000 - $4,999) Susan & Murray Haber Rebecca & Jim Neary Rob Parker & Peter Rogness Ellen Knowles Harcourt Foundation, Inc. Jill & Michael Lloyd Shred-it Valerie Manor Watts Fund Linda Allard Darcy & Treacy Beyer The Borghesi Family Fund at The Community Foundation of NWCT Holmes Foundation Pamela & Nicholas Solley Edwina & John Millington Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Webster Bank Susannah Gray & John Lyons Gloria & Martin Greenstein

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2012 RECIPIENTS THOMAS BARKAL Julius Baker Flute Master Class at Western

Connecticut University. IAN BOWMAN School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Early College

Program Summer Institute. ANDRE CARDENAS Litchfield Jazz Camp. OLIVIA CONFORTI NYU Summer Program: Classical Voice

Summer Intensive. BAILEY CUMMINGS Center for Creative Youth Musical Theatre

Program at Wesleyan University. EMILY DEANNE Creative Writing Camp - program to be announced. EMILY GIARRANO Rhode Island School of Design. GRACE GIORDANO Montserrat College of Art Pre-college Program. CHRISTINA JENKINS New Hampshire Institute of Art Pre-college

Summer Program. DANIELLE ORLANDO Center for Creative Youth Musical Theatre

Program at Wesleyan University. JAMES PAVLICK NYU Summer Study: Looking for Shakespeare

Program. EVELYN RINALDI Center for Creative Youth Program at

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Ballet with Suzanne Farrell. MADELINE STENSON YPI Summer Camp for the Creative Arts. SEBASTIAN TAYLOR The Alasdair Fraser Fiddle Camp at the

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New School for Design. MIKE YEDOWITZ Drummers Collective Five-Day Intensive Study.


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