Do you remember a particular teacher from school or a funny story about meeting a new friend for the first time? How about the cafeteria lady's hairdo or, perhaps, someone who believed in you when you needed it most?
If you do, South Windsor Voices would like to hear from you.
The local group that turned out the popular South Windsor Voices poetry book in March of 2011 is soliciting contributions for another book. This time, the book will contain stories about past school experiences; funny, meaningful, remarkable and/or life-changing.
"This is the offspring of the successful Voices poetry book," Committee Chairman Charles Margolis, who is a published poet himself, said. "We had 80 poets, and it was the first poetry book that we know of that was entirely made up of from one community," he said.
The poetry book was met with huge support from the community, with 175 people attending the release party.
So, naturally, the South Windsor Voices committee is attempting to repeat their success, this time by bringing a book together which will give current and past residents an opportunity to share their memories in "South Windsor Voices: Schools of Thought, Thoughts of School."
"Everybody has a story about school," Margolis said. "It's universal. Sharing those is usually really interesting," he added
The group would like to collect stories that describe the "actual experience of the author in any educational institution, which may include, but is not limited to South Windsor." Authors of any age are welcome and poetry will be accepted, as well.
Money to fund this project has come from the contributions from the South Windsor Public Library, the South Windsor Community Foundation and individual donors.
Margolis is encouraging writers of all ages to submit their stories, as he would like to see this be an "intergenerational" project. "Without something like this, these stories will be lost," he said.
If you are interested in submitting your story, go to the Town of South Windsor for more information. The deadline is June 14, 2013.