The WordSpring writing conference committee of Butte College is compiling creative written and visual art works for our upcoming anthology, After/Ashes: A Camp Fire Anthology. We are looking to publish visual art (photos, drawings, etc.) as well as creative writing (essays, poems, and short stories) that deal directly with the events and aftermath the Camp Fire, the most destructive and deadly fire in California history, which swept Butte County in November 2018.
We are seeking photos and stories of not just devastation, but also rebuilding; not just death, but also rebirth; loss, as well as growth; trauma as well as reconnection; stories and art featuring both immediacy and recollection; stories that signal not just the end, but a beginning. Our goal is to generate a collection of work that tells our stories, provides hope, and gives a home to the art borne out of the trauma of the event and its aftermath.
Proceeds from the sales will go toward paying for student registration fees for our annual WordSpring creative writing conference, held on Saturday, April 27th.