Supporting Community Thro​ugh Reading

The Colusa County Arts Council and the Virginia Yerxa Community Read present:
Reflections on Epitaph for A Peach: A Community Arts Publication

The Virginia Yerxa Community Read and the Colusa County Arts Council invite members of the community to submit original writing or artwork inspired by this year’s book in common:  Epitaph for a Peach, by David Mas Masumoto.

Selected submissions will be featured in a literary magazine published by the Colusa County Arts Council on the occasion of Virginia Read Day 2024 (April 6th). Original work should reflect themes from Masumoto’s poetic memoir Epitaph for a Peach in theme, tone, or subject matter (such as family, roots, agriculture, environment, and rural life as inspiration).

Submissions will be selected anonymously by a committee of Virginia Read and Arts Council members. The submission period will close on February 1st, if your piece has been selected for publication you will receive an email notification from us shortly after that date.

Submission Period: December 1st, 2023 - February 15th, 2024

Submit here