Whatcom WRITES invites writers of all ages and experience levels to explore a theme inspired by the Whatcom READS book each year. Top entries are selected for publication in the Whatcom WRITES anthology and contributors are invited to read at a public presentation.
The theme for 2019 is DISCOVERY, drawn from Eowyn Ivey’s newest novel, To the Bright Edge of the World.
The deadline to submit entries has passed, but you can hear the authors of the top Whatcom WRITES entries read their work at two public presentations and then start planning your own entry for next year!
Sunday, February 23, 2:00 PM
Village Books, Lynden, Inn at Lynden meeting room
430 Front St, Lynden, WA 98264
Sunday, March 1, 2:00 PM
Village Books, Fairhaven, Readings Gallery
1200 11th St, Bellingham, WA 98225
EOWYN IVEY VISITS MARCH 5–7, 2020
Read To the Bright Edge of the World and see what Eowyn Ivey’s characters discover through exploration, solitude, photography, self-reflection, and adventure. Join the discussion at various events next spring—including visits from the Pulitzer Prize nominated author.
THE FINE PRINT
Entries received are judged on a rubric that includes originality, design and creativity, demonstrated writing skills, and appropriateness to contest theme.
Whatcom READS will publish a print and electronic anthology of the top entries received. People who submit top entries will be invited to make a public presentation of their work.
By submitting an entry, writers grant permission to Whatcom READS to share their entries, in part or in whole, in the anthology and in other Whatcom READS print and digital publications, websites and social media sites, and public presentations. Rights return to the author upon publication.
PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED WHATCOM WRITES COLLECTIONS
Published Whatcom WRITES collections can be found at your local library.
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