Prompt for July 31 – Virtual Barat House

Perseverance

Use the prompt to inspire your work in any form (poetry or prose; fiction of any genre; creative nonfiction, essay, or memoir).

Log into our virtual meeting at 1pm for readings and discussion.

If you prefer to post your work to our blog, visit Submittable after 12pm to upload your work. We will do our best to publish everything we receive.

A little more inspiration

“Perseverance” figured prominently in the news this week: as the theme for President Barack Obama’s eulogy for Representative John Lewis and in the NASA launch of Mars Perseverance Rover . The occurrences were completely independent of each other—President Obama did not relate Mr. Lewis’s work or persona to NASA’s mission (though his own journey was as remarkable), and NASA’s mission was named years ago (though long after the Freedom Riders demonstrated for Civil Rights).

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