‘Owhwhe: Calling Young Writers, Get Published!

‘Owhwhe translated in Hupa Language means “I’m Reading”

By JACQUELINE LETALIEN, Friends of the Kim Yerton Memorial Library

The library is sponsoring a call for entries of stories and poems to put in an anthology of writings by young adults from the Hoopa area (ages 13 – 21).  There are poets and storytellers among this age group.  It is time to speak up and out to tell the stories.

The stories may include personal portraits, imaginative narratives, conveyance of Hupa family cultural stories.  Free expression of your stories and poems is encouraged.  The items will be self published.  The anthology will be placed in county libraries and available as a library fundraiser.  Each poet, storyteller will receive two comp copies of the work.
It is quite exciting to see your work in published form.  It is also a benefit to the community to hear what you have to say.  It is a thrill to see your name in print.  All items should be passed onto the library by April 30.

Stories should be no longer than three type-written pages.  Poems may be three pages of several poems or one long poem.  Please be sure to include your name, mailing address and a phone number so that we may contact you if there are questions.  Only the name of the writer will be included in the anthology.

It is really important to tell your stories.  The benefit to the community is immeasurable.  “Time comes into it.  Say it, say it.  The universe is made of stories, not atoms.”  –Muriel Rukeyser.  Tell your friends and start a revolution here and now.  Do not be shy; we are counting on you.

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April 25th, 2014

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