Ever get so mad at Miami--maybe your boyfriend can't stop looking at all its hot models, or your A/C breaks in the summer and you have sweat through the night--that you promise to ditch the Magic City at first chance? Or maybe, you fall in love with her all over again after taking a dip in the Atlantic in February, or get awestruck at the view of the skyline, and become convinced that it is the best place on earth to live.
Whether you think Miami's a fickle bitch, or a supportive and loving mate, or anything in between, NPR wants to know about it and is sponsoring a contest where you can win a chance to read a letter to Miami on the air in upcoming months. Find out details after the jump.
NPR's State of the Re: Union show is coming to town at the end of
February or early March and is looking for submissions to its "Dear
City" letters that will be read on air as part of the show. It's a
simple concept: write a letter under 400 words, saying something,
anything to the city expressing anger, humor, affection, distaste, and
if they like it they'll have you read it on-air. The letters will also
be posted on the show's website.
Chances of reading your letter on-air improve if you are actually
invested in the city, in one way or another, rather than just sitting on
the sidelines complaining or complimenting what goes on in the 3-0-5.
There's actually a life lesson in there: get off your ass and do
something and people might listen to you. But we digress. Make sure to start the letter: "Dear Miami," end with "Sincerely, John Doe", and refer to city in the
second person (you). Include your phone number with your submission if you are interested in reading your letter on-air.
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