Young Writers Institute
Cadi Kadlecek is the Associate Director of Forensics at Gustavus Adolphus College. Cadi loves to read and write and is excited to share her passion with you. In college, Cadi wrote for her newspaper at Hastings College in Nebraska and had some of her creative writing published in her colleges’ literary magazine. Cadi is a National Champion storyteller in Prose at the AFA-NIET. She has experience working with young writers through other summer camps and is a champion for the literary arts. In her spare time, she bakes cupcakes and likes to play with her two cats, Ira and Sophia.
Kelsey Abele will be a senior at Gustavus this fall, and although her co-curricular list of activities would suggest a performance major, her true academic interests lie in the literary arts. She is an English and Art History major and selected that path because of the amount of reading and writing she did through grade school and high school. As a published poet and accomplished sonneteer, she hopes to help other students who have a love of reading and writing to pursue their goals in the Young Writers Institute. Don't worry, that Art History major will come in handy too, illustrated works are welcome and encouraged.
Justin Feit is a senior English major with a minor in Film and Media Studies. He is heavily involved in the department and other writing groups on campus. He writes for the Gustavian Weekly newspaper, has been published in the campus literary magazine, will be the head poetry editor of that very magazine this year, and is the co-president of the English honor society. Interested in literature of all kinds, Justin is excited to help young writers find their voices to contribute to the written word community. In his spare time, he enjoys watching a variety of films, television series, and his beloved Packers play.