Last week, the Libraries unveiled our very first Short Édition short story dispenser in the Student Center. With just the push of a button, the dispenser prints a free short story or poem just for you.
Short Édition is a French publishing house of short literature: poetry, short stories, and flash fiction. In addition to their online platform, they publish fiction around the world via their Short Story Dispensers for the public to enjoy a serendipitous literary experience.
Our dispenser features a “Local Fiction” button, which prints out a story written by a member of Temple community or the Philadelphia writing community. The “International Fiction” button dispenses stories from around the world.
In conjunction with our dispenser launch, we also held our first creative writing contest. The theme of the contest was “transformation,” and the winners (listed below) joined us at the launch party to read their winning submissions.
Catherine Averill, “Something to Save”
Sean Mac Donald, “There is Change”
Be sure to stop by the Student Center (South Lobby, First Floor) to try out the machine and pick up your own story. Follow our social media accounts for future contest announcements:
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