Taking inspiration from “Bettyville,” we invite you to write a personal essay of 250 words or less – a mini memoir – that recalls a pivotal moment, event or interaction that significantly shaped your personality, crystalized your worldview, or otherwise echoed through the years of your life. The memory you choose may be a monumental moment – like the birth of a child or loss of a loved one – or seemingly small, but it should be a moment that stands for something important and from which you learned something about yourself.
Entries are due by September 26.
Participants must be age 16 or older and residents of Boone or Callaway Counties.
For a complete list of contest rules and submission guidelines, please visit http://oneread.dbrl.org/2016/07/06/mini-memoir-contest. You may contact a librarian with any contest questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.