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Date: Mar 2012

CTY Writing Instructor Gets Inspiration From "Nerd Camp"

Nerd Camp ImageCTYers "a joy to teach"
By Maria Blackburn

CTY Summer Programs writing instructor Elissa Brent Weissman recently won a Cybil Award for Middle Grade Fiction for her novel “Nerd Camp” (Atheneum Books, 2011).

Here’s what she told us about why she likes teaching at CTY:

“I tell people that my CTY students are better writers than my college students. And they are. Here’s why: They are inquisitive, curious, clever, and endearing...Read more about this Awesome CTYer.

A Calling

An ability to see other people’s perspectives
By Derek Spahr

At the age of 35, Milad Pooran has already spent a third of his life in service to his country. For him it’s not a choice. It’s a calling...Read more about this Awesome CTYer.