neo • collo • quy

a collection of interviews featuring distinguished creative writers around the world.

behind neocolloquy

Laura Liu is a senior at Conestoga High School, and has been writing her entire life. As an editor for her school's literary magazine, The Folio, she is always looking for ways to help herself and her peers develop mastery and voice in writing.

Laura is a 2019 Merit Award Winner for Writing (Poetry) from the National YoungArts Foundation and a 2019 Gold Medalist from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and has won top prizes in other competitions such as the National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS) Student Contest and the Central League Writing Contest. She was also published in NFSPS' annual poetry anthology, Encore, in 2017.

Besides writing, Laura is also active in her high school and local community as a member of Science Olympiad, Model UN, and Key Club, and as a longtime volunteer at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. She is part of the National Honors Society and the Tri-M Music Honors Society and plays the piano for her school musical. Laura has been honored with the George Washington Book Award and designation as a National AP Scholar, and was recently selected as a winner of the National Merit Mary E. Beyerle Scholarship and named a 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholar semifinalist.