facebook tracking pixel Semi-annual manuscript read at Sierra Writers meeting | TheUnion.com

Semi-annual manuscript read at Sierra Writers meeting

The Union staff

“Writers will happen in the best of families.”

-Rita Mae Brown

The Union staff

Sierra Writers is sponsoring its semi-annual manuscript read at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Madelyn Helling Library community room. Participants are welcome to come with a work of fiction, nonfiction or poetry to be read by Sierra Writers members, then critiqued by fellow writers. All works are to be submitted anonymously. The “read” is open to the public.

Only one written work in any form – story, poem, prose, memoir, essay or excerpt of two or three pages – may be submitted per person. At the top of the entry, note whether the work is fiction or nonfiction and do not include the author’s name. Entries must be typed, double-spaced, single-sided and printed in an easy-to-read font, size 12 point. Word limit for an article or short story is 500 words. Word limit for a nonfiction book or a novel is 750 words. All entries should be the beginning pages of the work, and the author of any given piece must be present. Attendees at the meeting are asked to be considerate with their feedback and to keep comments brief and tactful.

There is no charge, and the library is located at 980 Helling Way (next to the Rood Administration Center off of Route 49).

Sierra Writers meets the second Wednesday of each month. It provides a venue for working writers of all types to meet and learn about each other’s work and to share experience and expertise. For questions about Sierra Writers, contact Chuck Jaffee at 265-2982 or visit http://www.sier rawriters.org.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.