After receiving a record number of applicants and a competitive adjudication process, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers is pleased to announce that Carolina Ixta Navarro-Gutiérrez and Da’Shawn Mosley have been selected by author and writer Kiese Laymon as the 2019 recipients of A Suite of One’s Own: A Writer’s Residency. Made possible by the support of Amazon Literary Partnership and The Roosevelt Hotel, this annual Writer’s Residency enables two Alumni of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards to travel to New York City and spend five nights at the historic Roosevelt Hotel. Over the course of the Residency, Navarro-Gutiérrez and Mosley will be granted the time and space to focus on their writing projects, and receive opportunities to meet with literary professionals.

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Kiese-Laymon-Headshot-200x300The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are pleased to announce that author Kiese Laymon will be the judge of A Suite of One’s Own: The Alumni Writer’s Residency!

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LUCIE COOPER, Contemplation with Book, Drawing & Illustration. Grade 10, Age 15, Power APAC School, Jackson, MS

LUCIE COOPER, Contemplation with Book, Drawing & Illustration. Grade 10, Age 15, Power APAC School, Jackson, MS

For the third year in a row, the Alumni Council of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards presented A Suite of One’s Own: A Writer’s Residency for Alumni of the Scholastic Awards. Two Alums will have the chance to spend a week in their own suites at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. This writer’s residency will give the residents time and space to focus on their writing.

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Author Edwidge Danticat will serve as judge for the 2018 Alumni Writer’s Residency. Edwidge has been a judge for the Scholastic Awards in the past, and will now lend her expertise to select the two residents. Read More

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