Writers Read Celebration

Date(s) - February 28, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Cannon Beach Library


Writers to read essays and poems about views from the North Coast

North Coast residents and visitors will read original stories, essays and poems on the theme, “Views From the North Coast,” during the Writers Read Celebration Friday, Feb. 28 in the Cannon Beach Library. The free event begins at 7 p.m.
The 12 writers’ residences range from Naselle, Washington to Stockton, California. Their pieces were selected from among 36 entries by a panel of library volunteers, a bookstore representative and a professional writer.
Many of the iconic experiences special to the North Coast are contained in the selections to be read. They include a walk along an ever-changing coastal river, a childhood journey down Highway 101, a dog’s view of a day on the beach, the danger of a sneaker wave, and the memory of a great storm.
From November through January, the Cannon Beach Library asked local residents and visitors to submit entries about life on the North Coast to be read at the Writers Read event. The pieces were to be no longer than 600 words. The panel making the selections read the submissions without knowing who the authors were.
Entries – both those that will be read Feb. 28 and others submitted – will be compiled in a permanent collection at the library.
Writers whose submissions were selected are:
• John D. Ciminello, Naselle, Washington: poetry:
• Kenneth Robert Class of Stockton, California: poetry
• Darrell Clukey, Cannon Beach: story
• Ellis Conklin, Seattle, Washington: personal essay
• Mindy Hardwick, Cannon Beach and Portland: story
• Kay Limbird, Warrenton: story
• Phyllis Mannan, Manzanita: poetry
• Jean McGonigle, Astoria: poetry
• Jennifer Nightingale, Astoria: poetry
• Ruth Reno, Oregon City: personal essay
• Kay Stoltz, Manzanita: story/memoir
• L Swartz, Wheeler: poetry