The Friends of the Orinda Library is excited to announce the winners of the 2020 Poul Anderson Creative Writing Contest.
The writing contest is named in memory of Orinda resident Poul Anderson, a popular science fiction writer of over 80 books. Open to all Orinda high school students, the contest recognizes winning entries selected by a panel of judges who are involved professionally in reading, writing, or publishing.
The writing contest features four genres: Poetry, Essay/Memoir/Biography, Science Fiction/Fantasy, and Short Story. This year’s four winners—selected from a stellar group of entries—each received prizes of $500, along with certificates of recognition from the Friends of the Orinda Library. Six students were also awarded honorable mentions.
Read some of the winning entries.