Hoffman Center for the Arts

Hoffman Center for the Arts 

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The writer Margaret Atwood once noted that “A word after a word after a word is power.” As a new year beckons after so many months of untold loss, the Hoffman Center for the Arts is launching a new program to strengthen our community through writing.

“Community Writes” invites residents of the North Coast, and those with strong ties here, to submit short pieces of fiction, nonfiction or memoir, focused on rotating topics each quarter.

“Community Writes” kicks off Dec. 1, seeking contributions on the topic “New Beginnings,” with submissions accepted through Jan. 15. There is a $5 fee per submission.

Topics and deadlines for the spring, summer and fall quarters, and more information about how to participate, are available here: www.hoffmanarts.org/writing/community-writes/

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, hoffmanarts.org.

“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.”

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