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2014 ~ One Book, One College - One Amazing Thing: Writing Contest

Spring 2014 Massasoit One Book One College selection: One Amazing Thing and history of the OBOC community reads program.

Writing Contest

The Challenge

Telling Our Stories, Writing Our Lives: Massasoit One Book Writing Contest

 In Chitra Divakaruni’s novel One Amazing Thing, 9 characters are trapped together in a basement office after an earthquake. These strangers have very different backgrounds and experiences. To survive, they take turns telling their stories. Imagine you’re trapped in an elevator with strangers – what story will you tell?  Remember, great stories come in all shapes and sizes. Some are packed with big dramatic moments, while other narrate a smaller, quieter tale.  Every day is another story. Share yours today!


Format: Short story, memoir/personal essay, research essay, or poem. Typed & double-spaced, with your name & contact info. 5 pages maximum.

Submission: Entries will only be accepted in electronic format. Send your entry from your Massasoit email to:

Entries will be judged by a faculty/staff panel based on creativity, clarity, and depth.

For more info, contact Erin Harte at x1975 or at