ZIP Code 02482: ‘Off The Map’
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.”
- Lisa Rogers, author of “Off the Map”
- Henriette Lazaridis Power, editor, The Drum; co-creator, ZIP-Code Stories
- Listen to “Off the Map”
- Next round: We’re asking people to write about places that are important to them, no matter what the ZIP code. Yuor fiction or non-fiction must be 500 words or less. The deadline is March 15 at 10pm EST. Learn how to submit here.
- Read other ZIP-Code Stories
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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