As part of our annual celebration of food, drink, and literature the BPL is having a six-word story contest. In only six words, tell us about your adventures with food and submit it to BPL’s Twitter, Instagram, or website via e-mail. View details at the Eat Drink Read Write page.
Four winners will be announced and prizes awarded on Friday, October 6, during the Bards & Brews poetry event taking place at the Central Library as part of the 2017 Eat Drink Read Write Festival.
Ever since legend recorded that Ernest Hemingway won a bet by writing his famous story, “For sale: baby shoes, never worn,” writers have been challenging themselves to squeeze as much emotion and impact as possible into six words.
- All submissions must be in English.
- Stories must be exactly six words long.
- Stories submitted via Twitter or Instagram must be tagged with #edrw6wordstory to be eligible.
- Stories may be submitted via email as well. Email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the submission form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KWtuI5tuO76acp_d2inYzonKaDXx61TwOE3zH1Tif3w/viewform?edit_requested=true
To be eligible, you must be an Alabama resident, aged 18 or over. Birmingham Public Library staff and immediate family members are ineligible. Each winner will receive a copy of Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure by Rachel Fershleiser and Larry Smith.