'Laughter as Medicine' short story contest announced; you might win autographed book
Jan. 17, 2013 at 10:02 p.m.
Updated Jan. 17, 2013 at 7:18 p.m.
IF YOU GO
• WHAT: Lyceum lecture by Sherman Alexie, author and humorist, who will speak on society and pop culture
• WHEN: Noon Feb. 7
• WHERE: The Victoria Fine Arts Center, 1002 Sam Houston Drive
• COST: Free
Intimate, smart and radical are just a few ways to describe Sherman Alexie's writing.
The author and humorist, will come to Victoria as a guest speaker for the Victoria College Lyceum Lecture Series on Feb. 7.
Victoria College, the Victoria Public Library and the Victoria Advocate are conducting a short story contest in anticipation of the celebrity author's visit.
Alexie writes, "Humor was an antiseptic that cleaned the deepest of personal wounds."
"Laughter as Medicine" is a theme running throughout Alexie's stories.
Write a 500-700 word short story following the comedic, yet therapeutic theme.
The top three winners will have their stories featured in the Victoria Advocate and receive a signed copy of Alexie's "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven."
Submissions are accepted online at firstname.lastname@example.org, with "Laughter as Medicine," in the subject line. Entries should include a full name, city of residence and a day time phone number.
The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. Jan. 28 and winners will be notified by Feb. 1.
For more information, email Lisa DeVries at Lisa.DeVries@victoriacollege.edu or Carolina Astrain at email@example.com.