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Susan Berres, creator of the CAT Bus Lines contest, announces the latest Flash Fiction/Poetry competition!

Click here for the entry form and art selections!

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick: Finish the Story
That’s the new, exciting theme of the 11th Bus Lines Poetry and Flash Fiction Contest!
Thirty years ago a man named Harris Burdick brought a series of pictures to a children’s book publisher. He explained that he had written fourteen stories and had drawn many pictures to go with each story. He brought only one picture per story, just to see if the publisher liked his work. The publisher was impressed and wanted to see the stories as soon as possible. Harris Burdick promised to bring the stories the next day . . . but he never returned.
We’ve chosen three of the most intriguing pictures. Study them . . . and finish the story.
What: Winning poetry and fiction will be displayed on CAT buses and winners will read their work at a special Virginia Festival of the Book event!
Who: Everybody! Kids, grownups, students, teachers, family, friends and neighbors. Spread the word!
How: Submit up to three works of poetry (up to 10 lines) or flash fiction (up to 100 words) per person. If you submit more than one entry, you may use the same picture or different pictures as inspiration for each story or poem.
When: From now until November 28 at 5:00 p.m.
Why: Because we want to know how these stories end! Besides, it’s fun and a great way to share your talent and your story with the entire city!
Now What? Download the entry form for more details!
We look forward to hearing from you!
Sue Berres
Bus Lines Community Poetry
Poetry in Motion from the Charlottesville Community
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