Homecoming is a collection of short personal essays exploring the meaning of home.

Homecoming is an exploration of my place within a world in the midst of a meaning crisis. In a time when identity is fought for by advertisers; when family and place-based community has been traded in for a tech that’s supposed to connect us but only makes us more disconnected; when God has been discarded and what’s been put in place simply cannot hold  - we seem to have lost our sense of meaning. What does it really mean to be home? And what does it take to find it?

These stories may not read in chronological order. Some names, dates & places have been changed from the otherwise non-fictional stories.

Why subscribe?

Subscribe to get full access to the newsletter. Never miss an update.

Stay up-to-date

You won’t have to worry about missing anything. Every new piece published goes directly to your inbox.

Join the crew

Be part of a community of people who share your interests.

To find out more about the company that provides the tech for this newsletter, visit Substack.com.

Subscribe to Homecoming

A newsletter of short essays and poems, exploring the meaning of home through a journey across America


Emily Clibourn

I'm a writer and artist based out of Nashville, Tennessee.