The After School Arts Program in Washington will present its seventh annual Celebration of Young Writers event May 12. Student writing will be read or performed by well-known authors and actors at the fundraiser from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Bryan Memorial Town Hall in Washington.

A reception and live and silent auctions will take place at 5 p.m. In addition a teacher will be presented with the Frank McCourt Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

Actress Susan Saint James is hostess for the festivities. Guest readers will include St. James, Jerry Adler, Fran Brill Kelly, Candace Bushnell, Frank Delaney, Paul Doherty, Jack Gilpin, Ellen McCourt and Dani Shapiro.

Tickets are $50 for general admission, $100 for reserved seating, $500 for silver patron tickets and $1,000 for golden patron tickets. Call 860-868-0740, email afterschoolartsprogram.org or visit www.afterschoolartsprogram.org.