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Halloween Reading for Local Writers

“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes!”

Portland writers: do you write with a macabre hand? Do you pen poetry that is skewed to the grotesque? Do your stories chill listeners to their very bones? Portland Public Library is currently seeking short fiction and poetry submissions with a haunted vibe, a gruesome ending, or a shocking twist for a public Halloween-themed reading.

Interested writers may email their pieces to before October 17th. Only one submission per writer and please keep the word count to 1,500 or less.

All living souls are encouraged to attend the reading on October 24th from 6-7pm in meeting room 3 at our Main Branch to trade tricks with local writers and hone the craft.








Upcoming Events:
Halloween Reading for Local Writers
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Main Library, meeting room (3) Audience: Adults, Seniors Portland writers read original short fiction and poetry with a haunted vibe. Submit applications to before October 17th for a chance to read. 1500 words or less, one entry per person. All are welcome to attend!