For the past 32 years, the Spokesman-Review has run a popular high school outdoor writing contest. This year we decided to invite the adults.
Get Lit!, Out There Outdoors and The Spokesman-Review hosted a outdoor/environmental prose writing contest this spring. We received 18 submissions and the S-R selected one winner and one runner up, as did Out There Outdoors.
Winner Kathryn Robinson’s story “The Vanishing Lake” is a beautiful meditation on seasonal lakes in Washington’s Channeled Scablands. It’s as informative as it is beautifully written.
Runner-up Corey Aaron writes powerfully about how the natural world and a wild landscape can provide some reprieve from depression and anxiety in his piece “Abloom.”
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