Personal Narrative – Making Meaning

Write the World

Celebrate who you are, share it with others.

Write the World

Celebrate who you are, share it with others.

Competition Opens: Monday, November 22
Submit for Expert Review: Monday, November 29
Final Entries Due: Tuesday, December 7

As you know well, dear writers, the teenage years are an in-between time. It is a stage linking childhood and adulthood, certainly, but also—often!—a transition time: starting at high school or university, gaining more freedom, finding a part time job… and perhaps most importantly, it’s a time of internal transitions too, as we find out more about who we are, and who we want to be in the world. It is no surprise, then, that so many of our favorite books capture this stage of life—with all its reflection and anticipation, journeys and crossroads, endings and beginnings. To name a few: A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, and Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan. This month, use the tools of creative nonfiction to write about your own experience of this passage into adulthood.

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