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The Writer’s Guild of Astoria, Oregon is seeking poetry entries from residents of Clatsop,
Pacific, Tillamook, and Wahkiakum Counties for a contest in connection with Jericho Brown’s visit to our community. Deadline for entries is October 1, 2021. Poets are invited to respond to the theme of “Tradition,” inspired by Jericho Brown’s The Tradition (Copper Canyon Press; 2019), winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Submit up to three poems as a single .doc, .docx, or .pdf attachment to [email protected] The Writer’s Guild Board of Directors will judge the entries in the competition categories of Middle School, High School, and College/Community. The following information should appear in the header of each entry: poet’s name, competition category, home address, email address, and phone number. Entries without all information will be disqualified.
The Writer’s Guild of Astoria is thrilled to announce a conversation and reading with Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Jericho Brown, Friday November 5th, 7:00 p.m. at the Liberty Theater in downtown Astoria.
Doors open at 6 pm with a VIP wine and cheese reception before. Tickets available from $5-65, with free tickets available through several of our local community partners.
The Writer’s Guild is a literary nonprofit with 501 (c)(3) status, and all gifts are fully tax deductible. Our mission is to create a community of writers and strengthen the Astoria area and surrounding communities through the power of the written word.