Entry Form: One Read Mini Memoir Contest 2016
In the memoir “Bettyville,” this year’s One READ selection, George Hodgman tells the story of returning to Paris, Missouri after working for years in New York City and finding both his hometown and his mother in extreme decline. The book is full of stories from his childhood, woven among his present-day struggles and triumphs as his mother’s caregiver – memories, events and conversations that formed the man he now is.

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 oneread@dbrl.org.

First name *
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Last name *
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Are you 16 years of age or older? *
Participants must be 16 years of age or older.
Phone number *
Please include your area code.
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Email address (optional)
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Mailing address *
For eligibility verification purposes, please include your street address, city, state, and zip code.
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Mini Memoir Title *
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Please share your mini memoir in 250 words or less. *
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Do you agree to all contest guidelines (posted at http://oneread.dbrl.org) and give permission for your mini memoir to be posted online and published in the Columbia Missourian? *
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