ON IMMIGRANTS & REFUGEES: Essay Contest – Writers’ Room of Boston Immigrant Voices

May 11, 2017

Have you immigrated recently to Boston from another country?

If so, we want to hear your story!
Enter The Writers’ Room of Boston Immigrant Voices Essay Contest
Theme: “A Boston Journey– The Immigrant Experience in This Historical Moment.”
All immigrants and refugees are invited to submit a 500-word essay about their experiences since arriving in greater Boston. Share your challenges, successes and hopes for the future.
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We understand that some members of the immigrant community may feel uncomfortable identifying themselves and for this reason, essays may be submitted under a pseudonym.
All contact information (email addresses, addresses and phone numbers) will remain private for every submission.
ALL WINNERS AND FINALISTS WILL BE PUBLISHED ON OUR WEBSITE: WWW.WRITERSROOMOFBOSTON.ORG
First Prize: a new laptop computer
Second Prize: a $100 gift certificate to Porter Square Books
(located in Cambridge near the Porter Square T stop on the Red Line)
Send your essay in the body of an email to: info@writersroomofboston.org
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: MIDNIGHT, MAY 15, 2017

 

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