Zip-Code Stories: Our October Picks
"Revere Beach, 1972" by Daniel Gewertz and "Brookline Night" by Vanessa Tardiff are our winner and runner-up for October's round of Zip-Code Stories. Zip-Code Stories is a collaboration between The Drum and WBUR's Radio Boston. Each month, we'll name four zip codes from the Greater Boston area and we'll ask you to send in your 500-word stories (fiction or non-fiction) about one of those zip codes. To read more about Zip-Code Stories, visit our page on WBUR's website. And to hear the four short stories we collected when we launched the program this past August, click here. The zip codes for this round were 02139, 02246, 02657, and 02151. The next four zip codes are: Somerville's 02144, Lowell's 01851, Framingham's 01702, and Salem's 01970. Send us your 500-word story by November 10th. Submission guidelines are here.about Daniel Gewertzabout Vanessa Tardiff
Daniel Gewertz' "Revere, 1972" is one of our featured stories for the October round of Zip-Code Stories. "Revere, 1972" involves a carnival game, a revelation, and a stranger's kindness. To hear an interview with Daniel in which he talks about the motivation behind the story, click here and listen to the Radio Boston program for October 10, 2011. To hear the other Zip-Code Stories submitted by listeners to WBUR and fans of The Drum, visit The Drum's playlist on Broadcastr.
Vanessa Tardiff's "Brookline Night" was one of our featured stories for the October round of Zip-Code Stories. "Brookline Night" describes just that. A story of a mother and a daughter, Vanessa's piece explores the connection between place and person, and the shifting between the familiar and the strange. To hear more Zip-Code Stories submitted by listeners to WBUR and fans of The Drum, listen to our playlist on Broadcastr, an innovative platform for sharing geo-tagged audio.