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ZIP Code 02482: ‘Off The Map’

Wellesley's Morses Pond in the winter. (Courtesy of Lisa Rogers)

Wellesley's Morses Pond in the winter. (Courtesy of Lisa Rogers)

Radio Boston and The Drum, Boston’s Audio Literary Magazine, teamed up to ask you to write about your favorite neighborhoods in a project called ZIP-Code Stories. We are happy to announce this round’s ZIP-Code Stories winner is Lisa Rogers.

Rogers is a school librarian from Wellesley and she wrote “Off the Map,” a piece about her favorite place in Wellesley, Morses Pond.

“Morses Pond is 100 beautiful acres on the Wellesley-Natick line just south of Route 9 and north of Wellesley College, and it really feels like a place apart from the world but with a very warm community,” Rogers says.

Henriette Lazaridis Power, editor of The Drum and co-creator of ZIP-Code Stories chose this story because it dealt with the very nature of ZIP codes.

“We had a ZIP-Code Story that played with the notion of ZIP codes itself,” Power says. “And [Lisa] found this place that was sort of trascendent of all the ZIP codes around it.”

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Join Radio Boston’s Anthony Brooks and The Drum’s Henriette Lazaridis Power for ZIP-Code Stories: LIVE at Think Tank in Cambridge. The night includes complimentary beer, wine and appetizers, plus Boston-area authors Holly LeCraw, Steve Macone, and Dawn Tripp reading very short stories inspired by Boston-area ZIP codes. Attendees can also sign up at the door for a chance to represent their neighborhood and read their own 500-word ZIP code stories during the open mic portion of the night. Tickets, which go to support the Boston Book Festival and The Drum, are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

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