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Thirty-five SJA creative writing students participated in the first of two day-long workshops this week, facilitated by professional actor and playwright Ethan Bowen of the Flynn Center's Vermont Young Playwrights Project.
St. Johnsbury Academy senior Jay Tilden's writing will be featured next week as one of four author-entrepreneurs selected by WREN (Women's Rural Entrepreneurial Network) to participate in Eureka! Writer's Night St. Johnsbury. The event will be held at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum on Wednesday, January 21 from 6-9 p.m.
St. Johnsbury Academy's Colwell Speaker Series kicks off its spring line-up on Thursday, January 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Library in the Mayo Center. Local surgeon, Dr. Chris Danielson, will speak about his experiences working with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), known in the US as Doctors Without Borders, treating patients affected by the civil war in South Sudan.
Last week, SJA received a commitment from the Freeman Foundation to fund this year's Academy trip to Japan, which includes stops in Tokyo, Nagasaki, and Kyoto. This program, begun in 1994, has allowed over 100 SJA Japanese language students and dozens of faculty members to visit Japan each spring.