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A Contest for Creative Teens

Tue, 02/20/2024 - 09:31
Bay Street Theater
Hilary Malamud

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Children 13 and up who live in Suffolk County are eligible to enter their original creative works — poetry, spoken word, rap, monologue, song, or short scene or story — in a "new works" competition hosted by Bay Street Theater and the Sag Harbor Center for the Arts.

The top three chosen will have a chance to read their work at Title Wave: The 2024 New Works Festival at Bay Street, scheduled for May 17 to 19. Winners can also receive cash prizes and tickets to upcoming Bay Street shows. The judges are three local authors, Emma Walton Hamilton, Theresa Trinder, and Susan Verde, along with Meg Gibson and Keith Reddin, who acted in the recent Literature Live! production of "The Crucible."

"Writing the Wave is an amazing opportunity for area teens to express themselves in a wide variety of creative writing disciplines," Allen O'Reilly, Bay Street's director of education and community outreach, said in a statement. "It's truly heartening to see how the competition continues to evolve and expand."

The deadline is April 19. The website to enter is Questions can be directed to Mr. O'Reilly at [email protected].


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