Everybody Writes

Everybody Writes is a writing contest associated with Everybody Reads. The 2017 Everybody Reads book selection is Black River by S.M. Hulse. Our inspiration, which relates to the book, is Redemption, Forgiveness, The Power of Music, Faith, and Pain. Choose one that speaks to you and write about it.

Everybody Writes 2017 winners:

1st place:    The Storm by Gretchen Van Lith
2nd place:   Open Mic by Janet Richards
3rd place:    An Inner Childhood by Lois Malby Olmstead

Copies of the winning essays are available at participating libraries.


Everybody Reads! will post the top entries received at participating locations. Portions of an entry may be used rather than the whole. By submitting an entry, all writers grant permission to Everybody Reads to share their writing in Everybody Reads sponsored publications. Rights return to the author upon publication. Contest winners will be announced at Everybody Reads events.

Don’t miss S.M. Hulses’ visit to the LC Valley and the Palouse, November 6-9, 2017.

Everybody Reads is a region—wide program that encourages everyone to read and discuss the same book. Organized by the Asotin County Library, Lewiston City Library, Prairie River Library District , Whitman County Library, WSU Libraries, Latah County Library District, Lewiston High School Library, Clarkston High School Library, Denny Ashby Memorial Library, Columbia County Library District, and our community partners, Confluence Press, Idaho Humanities Council, and local media and bookstores.