de-isolation: Decorah Community Writing Project

The Center for Ethics and Public Engagement at Luther College invites the Decorah and Luther community to submit essays, stories, and poems that reflect on a world with coronavirus for a printed anthology.  As the pandemic has impacted – directly or indirectly – almost every community, we would like to provide a forum for creative explorations of the event, how it has challenged and changed us and where we go from here.  All entries should be:

  • positive and hopefully, perhaps even humorous;
  • original and unpublished;
  • no longer than 18.000 characters with spaces (about 10 pages);
  • one text or not more than three poems.

To encourage a wide variety of participants and entries, selections will be made for the anthology from the following categories:

  • fiction
  • non-fiction
  • poetry
  • commencement speech for 2020
  • writers under 15
  • writers over 65

Submissions will be accepted from June 6th to July 7th, 2020, and should be emailed to [email protected] All authors featured in the book will receive one free copy.  Additional copies will be sold online and within the Decorah community.  All proceeds will be donated to a local charity.

Additional Project Information

If you have further questions, please contact the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement.