Cannon Beach coastline

A drone shot of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach coastline.

CANNON BEACH — Life on the North Coast will be the topic of essays and poems read by local writers during the Writers Read Celebration at 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, in the Cannon Beach Library.

The 10 writers’ residences range from Gray’s River on the Washington Coast to Nehalem in Oregon. Their pieces were selected from among 49 entries by a panel of library volunteers, a bookstore representative and a professional writer.

Many iconic experiences special to the North Coast are contained in the selections. They include a walk along the Columbia River waterfront, a drive from Portland to Manzanita, an early morning stroll between the river and the sea, a visit to Klootchy Creek, a child’s discovery in the Haystack Rock tidepools and a new resident’s first impressions of living here full time.

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 March 1 and others submitted — will be compiled in a permanent collection at the library.

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