Congratulations Winners of Italy Writes 2015

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Italy Writes 2015

Italy Writes 2015

John Cabot University and the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation, together with the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, are honored to present the winners of the 4th Annual Italy Writes Creative Writing Competition. We thank all high school students and their teachers for their participation.

On June 22 2015, John Cabot University President Franco Pavoncello welcomed enthusiastic writers, young and less so, affirmed and aspiring, their family, friends and teachers gathered to celebrate these budding young writers. He also thanked this year’s Writer in Residence at John Cabot University’s Summer Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation, Professor Edmund White, for presenting the awards.

Congratulating all participants, not only the winners, on their efforts to continue to reach out to the global community through a common language. Communication of one’s thoughts and ideas in the most readily understood language is fundamental to becoming a protagonist in the world. President Pavoncello encouraged these students to continue to cultivate and nurture that creative voice in English.

JCU’s Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation sponsors this annual writing contest for high school students whose primary language of instruction is not English. Students read excerpts from their work and were presented with prizes (gift certificates) by the JCU’s Summer Institute Writer in Residence, world-renowned Edmund White.

Fiction Category:
1st Place (€300 gift certificate)–Tommaso Murolo, Liceo Scientifico Amadeo Avogadro in Rome, for ‘2:00 AM’

2nd Place (€200 gift certificate)– Anna Brugnatelli, Liceo E. Setti Carraro dalla Chiesa in Milan, for ‘Blame’

3rd Place (€100 gift certificate)–Angel Grace P. Condes, Liceo Scientifico Amadeo Avogadro in Rome, for
Bonfire’

Non-Fiction Category:
1st Place(€300 gift certificate)–Emanuele Frascadore, Liceo Niccolò Machiavelli in Rome, for ‘Rising Above Oppression’

2nd Place (€200 gift certificate)–Michele Arena, Liceo Scientifico Sant’Anna Falletti di Barolo in Rome, for ‘My Goal’

3rd Place (€100 gift certificate)–Orly Nemni, Liceo Scientifico Renzo Levi in Rome, for ‘A Just Begun Trip’

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