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Op-Ed Competition 2021

Opinion — Say what matters.

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Dream Big

SCENE — What do you want to accomplish in life?

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Map Change

RE-NAME — Honoring place.

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Pandemic Metaphor

POEM — A sustained comparison through your eyes.

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Numerous Narrators

Perspective — A story written with more than one point of view.

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Memory Object

STORY — The magic an object contains.

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25 Words

Fiction — Write a story in just 25 words.

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Names for Nature

IDENTIFICATION — Name a place “before it’s gone”.

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Self-Love

LIST — Enter the new year whole.

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Bread and Light

List — What nourishes your life?

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“All Alive”

MEMORY — Language of the senses.

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The Drabble

Fiction — 100 word story.

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YOU, The Writer

MAP — What happens when you sit down to write?

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Dust Jacket

INTRODUCTIONS — About you.

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