Community Writes: Summer

SUMMERTIME AND THE LIVING IS EASY – SO LET’S WRITE ABOUT IT

For our money, good old Ralph Waldo Emerson might have put it best when he wrote of summer, “Live in sunshine, swim in the sea, drink in the wild air.”

And so, at long last, summer beckons. The signs of it are everywhere, from the Mudd Dogs being gobbled down on Laneda Avenue, to those endless days filled with birdsong and light, to the beach towel-toting visitors pouring into our little village.

Let’s see if we can capture it in words.

“Community Writes” invites residents of the North Coast, and those with strong ties here, to submit short pieces of fiction, non-fiction or memoir, focused on rotating topics each quarter. The program launched last December with the topic “New Beginnings.” Round 2 was all about “Baseball,” and now it’s time to write about “Summer.”

Submissions will be accepted through July 15, and there is a $5 fee per submission.

Topics and deadlines for the summer and fall quarters, and more information about how to participate, are available here.

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 Community Writes page.

“Writing is like a muscle; the harder you work it, the more powerful it becomes,” said Ellis Conklin, a longtime journalist and co-leader of the program. “Community Writes is aimed at helping us see one another and our world more clearly.”

ExpiredCommunity Writes: Summer

  • June 1, 2021 - July 15, 2021
    8:00 am - 11:55 pm

“Community Writes” invites residents of the North Coast, and those with strong ties here, to submit short pieces of fiction, non-fiction or memoir, on the topic of “Summer.”