The Decameron Project is Thrilled to Announce it has Come to Tennessee

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The Decameron Project, an outlet for students across the country to share their stories amidst the challenges of COVID-19, has now come to Tennessee! To learn more, visit https://decameronproject.org.

The Decameron Project — a by-students, for-students nonprofit — has come to Tennessee. The Project aims to empower young people to share their stories and come together amidst a crisis that’s keeping so many of us apart. And, from recipients of the literary honors to celebrities like Chris Rock, the Project has won praise and support from prominent figures both in and out of the literary world.

The Project harkens back to Giovanni Boccaccio’s original Decameron, the chronicle of ten young Italians who confronted the Black Death through storytelling — while quarantined. In that spirit, the Project invites young writers to submit short stories for publication on its website, decameronproject.org. The Decameron Project is an outlet for students across the country to have their voices heard, allowing them to tell their stories amidst school closures and other challenges posed by COVID-19. In the midst of this global crisis, The Decameron Project believes that young writers and students can strive for excellence through the art of storytelling. For aspiring writers or those just looking to pass the time, crafting a story for The Decameron Project can help keep your creative streak alive.

All submissions are published online; all voices are heard. The most exceptional are selected and read aloud by a member of the Project’s Advisory Board, which includes distinguished writers and academics, including two Pulitzer Prize-winning authors and a National Book Award winner. The Decameron Project provides a great way for students to reflect, contribute, and be rewarded — in a period that will define their generation.

The Decameron Project has already posted submissions from over a hundred students from all walks of life. Participants hail from all corners of the country, from New York to Georgia to California and places in between. And now, the Project has landed in Tennessee. The Decameron Project’s website prominently features two stories by St. Andrew’s Sewanee students, Lucy Carroll ‘20 and Saje Mangru ‘20. And its newest team member and former Sewanee resident, Wardie Cammack, hails from Nashville. To learn more or to get involved, visit decameronproject.org, or contact Wardie directly at wardcammack@decameronproject.org.

To submit a story now, visit decameronproject.org/story-submission. To see more about what The Decameron Project is about, in their own words, visit decameronproject.org/mission.

Contact Info:
Name: Lucas Gimbel
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Organization: The Decameron Project
Address: 131 East 65th Street, New York, New York 10065, United States
Website: https://decameronproject.org/

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