Haunted Astoria Writer's Showcase
Haunted Astoria began in 2008 offering a variety of activities that included guided haunted tours of historic sites, an appropriately haunting movie at Liberty Theatre, ghost investigations, and a writing contest. The writing contest proved popular and we continued to receive submissions years after the last Haunted Astoria was launched. The original Haunted Astoria was a collaboration between Astoria Sunday Market, Astoria-Warrenton Chamber, Clatsop County Historical Society and Liberty Theatre. Haunted Astoria returns in 2018! Plans for the first year out of hiatus are to resurrect the annual Haunted Astoria writing contest.
Enjoy haunted history and spirits at the Haunted Astoria Writer's Showcase on Wednesday, October 24, at 6:00 p.m. Over the last few months, writers have submitted stories to the contest and a sampling of those entries will be read and the winners will be announced. There may even be an "open mic" session for your own spirited tale. Inferno Lounge in the Pier 11 building overlooking the Columbia River is the perfect location as this year's theme of the writing contest is Graveyard of the Pacific. This year’s judges panel includes Mac Burns, Executive Director, Clatsop County Historical Society; Ryan Hume, CCC Writing Instructor and Faculty Advisor for Rain; and Dinah Urell, Publisher of Hipfish and owner of Kala events.
Find out more at www.hauntedastoria.com.