READ650 is interested in true stories about home with a strong sense of place. In 650 or fewer words, share your experience of leaving, returning, finding, escaping, or rediscovery. Selected essays will be presented live on stage and live-streamed worldwide in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poughkeepsie Public Library District in celebration of this year’s Big Read selection, Burning Bright by Ron Rash. The pieces can be original, or can be excerpted or adapted from your earlier work. Submissions are evaluated by an editorial committee of professional writer/editors, and our live events are professionally recorded, archived, and uploaded to our YouTube channel. They may then be featured in our podcasts, broadcasts, and anthologies, though they remain yours to publish again somewhere else if you so desire. Submissions should be a maximum of 650 words, enabling you to read the piece aloud within five minutes.
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2019
Show: 2 PM Sunday, October 27, 2019
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