Read Local by Tag: essays

Apr 26, 2016

The Read Local Committee is pleased to announce Debra Callaway has won our Faster, Higher, Stronger Essay Contest with her essay For the Love of Game. We love the way Deb addresses the different responses to competition within her own family.

Local Writers
Dec 5, 2015

Fred Rogers, host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, once said, “I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasures in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.” What would you compare the holiday season to?

Elizabeth Uppman
Oct 7, 2015

The Read Local committee is pleased to announce Elizabeth Uppman has won Johnson County Library’s #IHeartU Essay contest with her entry Lucia's War. Uppman's essay was chosen for its response to the theme of love, and the juxtaposition of "war" in the title with Lucia's ultimate triumph. We also love the evolution of Lucia's attack, how her "storming the beaches of Normandy" approach slowly transitions to a blunt and irrefutable request. 

Local Writers
Sep 26, 2015

"I was looking at the [college] applications online.  It's like a bunch of guys got together, got drunk, and tried to see how many essay questions they could think up.  You know that one of them wants us to write a five-hundred-word essay on the color red?  And that's not even the craziest one.  There's one that asks you to write a poem or essay or play, but you have to mention a new pair of loafers, the Washington Monument, and a spork.  What's that about?"