Every town is a hometown.


Everywhere on the planet, babies are born, children grow up, people make lives. Kathmandu or Kalamazoo, New York or New Delhi, every town is familiar to some of us and exotic to others.

Every town is a hometown. And every hometown has its stories. We’re capturing some of them right here.

Welcome to Hometown Stories. Explore the site and read the tales that have come out of the Hometown Stories writing workshops that Blue Planet Writers’ Room leads with students and community groups from around the world. The stories are funny, sad, harrowing, poignant…there are as many moods as there are authors.

Ready to read?

Go to the Story Map page to choose a story by continent or country…or go to the Story Directory to choose by author, country, or city.

Want a little taste before you explore? Click on Featured Stories, on the left hand side of this page, and read something terrific right now.

Hometown Stories Blog