First Parish Book Project

Together: An anthology of writings and artwork about loneliness, solitude, and community (working title)

We invite the community to contribute to a book providing a beacon of hope while supporting First Parish in Framingham projects to help end the epidemic of loneliness. The book will be published in Autumn 2024. Books may be preordered and picked up at First Parish or purchased online.

Change in plans – our book will now be published in full color!

Proceeds will go to the good work of First Parish in Framingham and their projects that support the community.
Here’s a thought from the book “There There” by Tommy Orange:
“When you hear stories from people like you, you feel less alone. When you feel less alone, and like you have a community of people behind you, alongside you, I believe you can live a better life.”

Click here to pre-order your book or to donate to support the book project.

Creators whose work(s) are selected will be invited to contribute a fee of $35 to help defray publishing, advertising, and launch event expenses. Each contributor will receive a copy of the book once printed. Damianos Publishing in Framingham will publish the book.

Submit your writing about the sorrows of loneliness, the power of solitude, and the joys of community. Acceptable categories include fiction, non-fiction, memoir, short story), poetry, and song lyrics. We are also soliciting artwork for the book on the same theme. Artwork categories include photography, illustrations, drawings, cartoons, and images of three-dimensional works. Note that artwork will appear in color in the 6×9” paperback book. More information