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Essay contest encourages laughter

Jan. 25, 2013 at 12:04 p.m.
Updated Jan. 24, 2013 at 7:25 p.m.

Laughter can make us feel good, it can make us cry and it can help you win a signed copy of Sherman Alexie's "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven," and have your story printed in the Victoria Advocate.

Write a 500- to 700-word short story with a comedic yet therapeutic theme. Send it to with "Laughter as Medicine," in the subject line by 5 p.m. Monday. Entries should include the writer's full name, city of residence and a daytime phone number.

The contest is held in conjunction with Alexie's Feb. 7 talk as part of the Victoria College's Lyceum Series.

VC, the Victoria Public Library and the Victoria Advocate are hosting the contest. For more information, email Lisa DeVries at or Carolina Astrain at



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