Young writer goes to Puerto Rico
A recent graduate of Jenks High School, Charlotte Suttee will attend the International Congress of Youth Voices is Aug. 7-10 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
A Tulsa teen will travel to Puerto Rico this month to gather with more than 100 peers from around the world. The mission: to learn with and from accomplished writers, activists and elected officials.
Now in its second year, the International Congress of Youth Voices chooses student delegates to attend the conference at no cost based on their commitment to leadership and social justice and their passion and eloquence as writers.
A recent graduate of Jenks High School, Charlotte Suttee makes films and writes poems, plays, scripts, short stories and essays. The staff at the Tulsa City-County Library — who were familiar with her award-winning work for TCCL’s Creative Writing Contest — suggested she apply for the ICOYV.
“It’s a writers’ conference where you can learn leadership skills and find your voice,” Suttee says. “I expect to learn from other people how to get involved politically and make a difference.”
The International Congress of Youth Voices is Aug. 7-10 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This fall Suttee will attend Sewanee: the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, to study environmental science and creative writing.