For long-time residents, tourists, history buffs, those who are new and those simply passing through, Lexington is a town full of discovery, modernity and story. No matter what the reason for the association, or the location of your residency, LCE invites writers 18+ to participate in our first ever “Lexington Community Writes” event this spring. Submit a piece of original writing (500 words maximum) that takes the Lexington Battle Green as an inspirational launching prompt. From history, mystery, historical or personal narrative, fiction (fan fiction, science fiction), etc…all styles and genres are welcome and all entries must make use of Lexington’s historic green in one way, shape or form. We welcome stories of people, places and things; of past memories, present conditions, future ambitions…and Captain Parker, too! One piece will be printed in the Autumn 2023 Lexington Community Education catalog, and the author will receive a $75 dollar gift certificate to the program. The runner-up will receive a $25 gift certificate and honorable mention. The deadline for entries is July 1, 2023.