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2017 Past-Year Memoir Contest


Monday, February 20, 2017


Entry Fees

No entry fee.


A free Gotham class of your choosing.


Gotham invites you to look back at 2016 and write about it.

Specifically, we want you to tell us a true story from your life in 2016…in only 16 words. (You can use a title, but that will count toward your word limit.)

We want a personal story from your life, which can be hilarious, heartbreaking, puzzling, uplifting, or just plain strange. Look for something intriguing, perhaps something with emotional or intellectual resonance. It’s fine if you want to include current events from the year, as long as it’s mostly about you, or how you feel about it.

Whoever writes the 16-word memoir that most captivates us will win a free Gotham class of his or her choosing.

Contact Information

Steph Spector, Director of Contests and Conferences; [email protected]


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