M. Douglas Smith, Jr began the Reading Series in 2001. Since that time the Learning Commons has hosted a popular series of annual readings by nationally recognized writers—including Jay Hopler, Kimberly Johnson, Tita Ramirez, Drew Perry, George Looney, Malena Mörling, Tess Taylor, and Gibbons Ruark—and by faculty, students, and staff at Guilford College.
Welcome to “We Become the Fictions We Create,” a six-word memoir contest for students, faculty, and staff. What is a six-word memoir? Here is an example (perhaps apocryphal) by Ernest Hemingway: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”
The contest guidelines are simple: fill out the submission form with your six-word memoir by midnight on October 12, 2018.
The winners will be announced on November 9, 2018.
We love words in the Learning Commons, so your six-word memoir can be comic or tragic, terrifying or ridiculous, but it should reveal some element of your true nature. Have fun. We look forward to reading your work.