Pandemic is theme

For the past several months, the word ‘pandemic’ has been heard every day. But, taken broadly, ‘pandemic’ can have myriad meanings and can arouse unexpected reactions.

This year’s theme for the Cannon Beach Library’s Writers Read Celebration is ‘Pandemic.’ The library is calling for submissions; all written formats (stories, essays, poems, etc.) will be considered. Anyone can participate and use the theme in any way they wish.

The deadline is Jan. 11.

A panel of judges will select 10-12 anonymous submissions, which the writers will read in a virtual celebration via Zoom. The live presentation will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 20.

The guidelines for submissions are:

• 600-word limit per entry

• Limit three entries per person

• Include a cover letter with the writer's name, email and phone number. Do not put the name or contact information on the entry.

• Send submissions via email to or mail them to: Cannon Beach Library, P.O. Box 486, Cannon Beach, OR 97110.


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