Last House Writing Contest calls for entries

Theme for MFK Fisher essay/story contest is ‘renewal, rebirth and reemergence.’|

MFK Fisher’s Last House Writing Contest is calling for a few “emerging writers.”

The theme for the third annual contest named for the renowned food writer and late-Sonoma Valley resident is: “Renewal, rebirth, reemergence, and the many inspirations of life and nature in spring — new growth in all forms.”

Entries should be an original, unpublished essay or short story, 300 to 500 words for children/youth, 750 words for adults. Age categories are children (8–12), youth (13–17) and adults 18 and up.

Judges for the contest include Mitchell Davis, Kennedy Golden, Michele Anna Jordan, Carolyn Jung, Krishnendu Ray, Ruth Reichl, Kathleen Squires, Randall Tarpey-Schwed and Alice Waters.

Deadline for entries is May 31 at 5 p.m. Enter at

Registration is free for children and youth, $40 adults. Join as a new member of Audubon Canyon Ranch (ACR) with a donation of $65 and entry fee will be waived. (No preference in the contest will be given to ACR members.) Proceeds will benefit Audubon Canyon Ranch’s programs and the continuing restoration and maintenance of Fisher’s “Last House.” For details, visit

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