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Nashville Reads Contest Deadline

The 4th Annual NASHVILLE READS contest is open for submissions! Brought to you by The Porch, Parnassus Books, and Nashville Public Library

Representative John Lewis was arrested over forty-times—arrested for good, for the sake of change. In this year’s Nashville Reads selection, March, Lewis describes his own part in the Civil Rights struggle. Through acts of civil disobedience—a phrase coinedby Henry David Thoreau—he and other protestors placed themselves in the way of the law for a higher good. In a recent talk in Nashville, Lewis told the crowd to “never give up” in their fight for good and justice.

In an essay of no more than 750 words, tell a story of how you or someone in your sphere has kept the faith, refusing to give up in an effort toward a greater good. 

The winner in each category will receive a $100 Parnassus gift card, with a $50 Parnassus gift card to the runner-up.

Please send submissions to NOTE: Your name should not appear on the manuscript. Please attach a separate cover sheet listing your name, address, email, and telephone number.