(Posted May 15, 2006)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Christopher Burlingame, a freshman from Altoona, Pa. studying secondary education and English, was accepted into the prestigious Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, a weeklong intensive conference for new and established writers at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio from June 17 through June 24.

Burlingame, the son of Jay and Patty Burlingame, will take classes with nine other writers as editors of the noted literary journal The Kenyon Review teach various workshops throughout the week.

The 19-year-old student will be able to take part on the published writers workshop because he recently published a novel, "In the Stacks," while he was still a student at Altoona Area High School. He published the novel at a print-on-demand Web-based publisher, and has sold about 100 books so far. The book also remains on sale at the Juniata College Bookstore in Ellis Hall.

He was admitted to the Kenyon workshop on the strength of a short story he submitted as part of the application process.

Burlingame also works as the news editor for the Juniatian, the college's student newspaper and plans on writing for Kvasir, the college's student literary magazine.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.