Community Writes: Wind

The winds of March are upon us, so let’s throw our writing intentions to the wind. No need to limit yourself to driving winds, or windswept days on north Oregon beaches.  There are so many options we can choose from. A windbag, or life in the Windy City, perhaps. Winds of change, anyone? One might even consider writing of windsocks or wind chimes, or the classic movie, “Gone with the Wind.” Let your imagination run wild.

The program is open to all – whether you are a published writer or not – and contributions will be published on a rolling basis on the Hoffman Center website. Contributors also will be offered an opportunity to read their work at periodic open mic events. There is a $5 fee per submission. Here’s the link to submit.

Here are the guidelines:

Fiction, nonfiction, essay, memoir – and poetry – will be accepted. Submissions should not exceed 800 words, and should include an image, if possible.

The writing must be inspired by the prompt designated for each month, though the title does not need to include the prompt topic.

Here are the prompts for the rest of 2022:

April – The Cruelest Month

May – Lust

June – Bursting Out

July – I Love a Parade

August – Wilting

September – Renewal

October – Spooked

November – Thankful

December – Celebrations

Contact:     Lynn Steinberg, 206-900-1798

Ellis Conklin, 314-304-2821

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