University of Vermont

Academic Ceremonies - Convocation

Writing Contest

A Writing Contest for new UVM Students
Responding to “Mountains Beyond Mountains” by Tracy Kidder

book coverThe Office of Student Life, the UVM Writing Center, and the Writing in the Disciplines Program invite new students to respond to this year’s common reading, and participate in the “Mountains Beyond Mountains Contest.”

The UVM community is starting the year by reading Tracy Kidder’s Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World. This book follows the true story of Dr. Paul Farmer and his quest to transform healthcare on a global scale by focusing on the world’s poorest and sickest communities.

Essays are invited in four categories:

  • Understanding Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Exploring Issues in Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Making Connections with Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Inspired by Mountains Beyond Mountains

One work from each category will be chosen by a panel of UVM judges to receive a $300 prize and will be featured on the web in the UVM Common Reading Gallery as part of the National Day on Writing website.

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