There’s only one thing we love more than writing, and that’s Alan Rickman. It’s true! Our list goes: writing, Alan Rickman, cupcakes, fake mustaches, spelling colour with the letter u, and then it just repeats forever.
So when we found out about the new Broadway comedy, Seminar, in which Alan Rickman plays Leonard–a celebrity writer who mentors four students by showering them with indignities (and general inappropriateness) before mercilessly tearing their writing apart–we were sold. If we were to wear a fake mustache to the show, eat a cupcake during the performance, and then wait outside the theater to ask Mr. Rickman to sign the word colour on our playbill, ALL OF THE GREATEST THINGS would be in one place.
Want to join us? All you need to do is win our latest writing contest. Three winners will each snag vouchers for two tickets to Seminar. And! And! There are SEVEN more chances to win!
Inspired by Seminar’s . . . powerful teacher figure, we want you, in 1000 words or fewer, to write a piece about a teacher who makes an impact. That impact can be big, small, good, bad . . . it’s up to you! You can write a short story, an essay, a play script, or a poem—that’s up to you, too.
How To Enter:
1. Read the full rules here.
2. Create an account on Figment.com.
3. Start a new writing. Your entry must be 1,000 words or fewer.
4. Tag that writing with seminarcontest on the Details tab.
5. Press “Publish Now.”
6. You should receive a pop-up confirmation of your entry, and in about two hours or so, your piece should appear among the submissions.
You have until February 9, 11:59 to enter. All entries will be read by the Figment editorial team, who will choose 20 finalists. Those 20 finalists will then be voted on by the Figment community through surveys. The top three finalists will each receive a copy of the Seminar playbill signed by all the cast members, a feature in the Seminar newsletter, a copy of The Dramatic Writer’s Companion, and a voucher for two tickets to see Seminar in New York.
PLUS! There’s a bonus raffle! Seminar is also giving away SEVEN more pairs of ticket vouchers. Just enter your name, email, phone number, and mailing address in the form below. Here’s the catch: Only people who’ve entered our Seminar writing contest are eligible to win. Click here to read the full raffle rules.