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Book-in-Common essay contest gets underway

The Book-in-Common 2021 Essay Contest is now underway. The contest is open to faculty, staff, and current undergraduate and graduate students.

TWU adopted “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” by Bryan Stevenson as the 2020-2022 Book-in-Common along with the campus theme: A Call to Action: Seeking Social Justice by Becoming Change Agents in Our Communities. The essay contest prompt is: With the campus theme in mind, what calls you to act? How are you an agent of change in your community and/or the world?

Keep in mind:

  • Essays should not exceed 1,000 words
  • Essays must be submitted by 5 p.m., Friday, March 5
  • You are not permitted to edit your work after submission
  • Winners will be notified via email no later than Tuesday, March 30. Prizes for first and second place will be awarded in each category.

More information on the essay contest as well as upcoming events is available on the Book-in-Common website. Contact Theresa Lindsay at tlindsay1@twu.edu if you have questions.