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Councilwoman Shanklin to salute Newburg’s Up and Coming Young Poets and Authors

Thursday April 17, 2008

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/ 526-3622

It is a chance to hear the written words of future poets and authors when the Showcase of Youth Writing talent gets underway on Saturday April 26th.

“We will have a selection of writings from students through out the area,” says Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D) 2. “This is a chance to hear some of the talented student we have that may some day make an impact on the arts and our culture.”

Shanklin along with The Newburg Youth Council, The Newburg Ministerial Association, Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, Kentucky Association of Morticians, and Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) are hosting the event which will be held at Newburg Middle School, 4901 Exeter Avenue from 10:00am to 11:00am.

“If we are to support the fight against illiteracy, we need to show our children we are interested in their works,” says Shanklin. “It is my hope the community will turn out to hear and see how our students communicate by using the written word.”

Featuring Writings from Students attending:

· Indian Trail Elementary

· Rangeland Elementary

· Moore Middle

· Newburg Middle

· Thomas Jefferson Middle

· Buechel Metropolitan High

· Liberty High

· Moore High

The event will also feature the works of members of the Newburg Youth Council. There will also be a guest appearance by national best-selling African American Author, Mrs. Parry “EbonySatin” Brown. She is the author of “The Shirt off his Back” and “ What goes Around.”

For more information, please contact Reverend Roosevelt Lightsy, Jr. at 502-451-2378 or Ms. Dee Masden at 502-581-7346 or 502-819-1330.

Barbara Shanklin (D) 2