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June 1, 2012

Perhaps our next literary star, the next Ralph Waldo Emerson, might be walking among us in the Boston Area? PEN New England and The New England Institute of Art joined forces for the third year to motivate and inspire young literary writers in the community through the Naked Truth Magazine Literary Contest. The contest was open to high school students in the Boston area, and winners were chosen this March by a panel of judges at The New England Institute of Art. The winners of the contest were celebrated in a public reading on May 31st at the school in Brookline, and will have their entries published in the college’s student magazine called The Naked Truth Magazine.“This event is meant to give college students a chance to be active in the community and to promote and encourage literary art and writing to high school students in the Boston area and on our campus,” said David Blair, instructor in general education at The New England Institute of Art. “We’re happy to announce that we had over 100 pages of poetry and prose this year.”The Naked Truth Magazine is a literary magazine published every semester by The New England Institute of Art student club, Naked Truth. The 2012 PEN New England/Naked Truth MagazineHigh School Student Writing Contest WinnersPoetry"Reggae, my yesterday" by Cameron Akeredolu, Jeremiah Burke High SchoolProse"A Stop in Time" by Ashley Lee, Brookline High School Runners-UpPoetry"Timmea" by Timmea Mungo, Jeremiah Burke High SchoolProse"Crash" by Michael McGlathery, Reading Memorial High School Honorable MentionsPoetry"Fabliaux" by Elysa Bond, Reading Memorial High School"I realize that yes heaven is just" by Zachary Hall, Triton Regional High School"Deep Beauty" by Crystal Dixon, Jeremiah Burke High SchoolProse"Life in the Making" by Katie Drake Cook, Jeremiah Burke High School"A Flower for James" by Nathaniel Shaffer, Reading Memorial High School"Nobody's Business" by Alison Elaine Nagel, Reading Memorial High School The New England Institute of Art is part of The Art Institutes (, a system of more than 50 schools located throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. Several institutions of The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. See for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.
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