Congratulations to the summer mentorship students and staff members recognized by Gigantic Sequins' 2016 Teen Sequins feature! We're so thrilled to work together with Gigantic Sequins to support teen writers and facilitate mentorship and dialogue between established and emerging writers.
We're over the moon for this year's batch of Teen Sequins! We're especially thrilled that all winners are members of the Adroit community.
Carrie Zhang, New Jersey, Age 14 - "Home"
Aidan Forster, South Carolina, Age 15 - "Cistern"
Ben Read, Washington, Age 16 - "Barium"
Margaret Zhang, California, Age 17 - "Straw Theory"
Talia Flores, Minnesota, Age 18 - "& soil"
Brad Trumpfheller, Massachusetts, Age 19 - "Scene from a Western"
Carrie Zhang and Aidan Forster studied poetry with Cody Ernst in the 2015 Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program, alongside Ben Read, who studied poetry with Jackson Holbert. Margaret Zhang studied poetry with Chen Chen in the 2016 Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program, while Talia Flores studied fiction with Alexander Cendrowski in 2015. And we're so pleased to have Brad Trumpfheller on staff.
Additional congratulations to this year's Adroit-affiliated honorable mentions!
Margot Armbruster, Wisconsin
Ariella Carmell, California
Annabelle Crowe, North Carolina
Farah Ghafoor, Canada
Allison Huang, New Jersey
Christina Im, Oregon
Emmi Mack, Chicago
Nicole Seah, Singapore
Elizabeth Seri, California
Eloise Sims, Australia
Oriana Tang, New Jersey
Caroline Tsai, Indiana
Eli Winter, Texas
Alisha Yi, Nevada
Emily Yin, Massachusetts
Lisa Zou, Arizona