Thursday, September 18, 2014

[Memphis Reads 2014] Christian Brothers University's 2014 "Fresh Reads" Essay Contest

As part of our partnership with Christian Brothers University for the city-wide Memphis Reads reading initiative, the Memphis Reads blog will post the top ten essay contest winners from CBU's 2014 "Fresh Reads" program (About Fresh Reads).   

The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu

All incoming CBU freshmen were "invited to read [a preselected book], consider the issues it raises and respond to it with an essay."  The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu was the 2014 Fresh Reads selection. The essay winners' names are listed below.

Fresh Reads 2014 
Top Ten Essay Contest Winners

Abraham Hsuan-Hsin Lin

Barbara (Rosie) Schmitz

Caye Caparas

Katie Dorsey

Hozyer Saeed

Jeanna StaAna

Luke Wade

Nick Vongprachanh

Prakruthi Phaniraj

Saehymn Oh

Starting September 22, please visit the blog every Monday and Wednesday for a new essay from these Fresh Reads essay contest winners. 

Mark your calendars November 4, 2014 for these upcoming Memphis Reads events:

Author reading by Dinaw Mengestu 
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
3030 Poplar Avenue
5:30 p.m.

Author talk and book signing by Dinaw Mengestu
University Theater at Christian Brothers University
8:00 p.m.

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