Student writers from Central High School participated in a virtual version of Adelphi University's annual Poetry Day.
Seventeen students heard from keynote speaker and poet Cynthia Dewi Oka and were inspired to attend two writing workshops led by Cynthia and Adelphi creative writing professors.
In addition, they also participated in the poetry slam, where senior Benjamin Fitzgerald won the Citation in Poetry- Senior for his poem, "A Day in the Life." In the afternoon eight students were treated to a special workshop with New York poet Kevin Pilkington where they read their poems and received feedback and suggestions.
Participating student writers included Annalisa Bizzarro, Mya Diaz, Benjamin Fitzgerald, Kaitlyn Gavin, Madisen Gray, Elise Guerrier, Kara Hurdle, Jennifer Marroquin, Jaden Narvaez, Jaida Philogene, Rebekah Pryce, Layla Ramos, Haziqah Saif, Samantha Santos, Aliyah St. Victor, Kayla Stewart and Crystina Windham.