Cropped shot of a senior woman giving her daughter a pearl

Deadline extended: Participate in a cross-campus storytelling competition

Members of the Case Western Reserve University community are invited to participate in “Family Keepsakes,” a cross-campus storytelling competition hosted by Ursuline College in collaboration with the RustBelt Lab and Cleveland Humanities Collaborative.

The contest is inspired by “Carrying Capacity,” a visual essay that was the result of a collaboration between Michelle May-Curry and Tiya Miles. 

Individuals are invited to write an essay describing an object or material culture artifact that helps tell a (silenced) history of your family or chosen community. Examples include a recipe, handmade item, letter, article of clothing and photograph.

This contest is open to all students, faculty and staff at Case Western Reserve, Cuyahoga Community College, Lorain County Community College, Lakeland Community College and Ursuline College.

The deadline to participate has been extended to May 31.

Get more information about the contest and find out how to submit an entry.