Category: Communities Create
Description: This Was 2020: Minnesotans Write About Pandemics and Social Justice in a Historic Year is a collection of writing by Minnesotans about living through the upheavals of a historic year. The short prose and poetry pieces address the COVID-19 pandemic and the justice for George Floyd movement along with the general political climate in the United States. The writers offer heartfelt reflections on the difficulties and the joys of navigating life during lockdowns and protests. Each contribution offers a glimpse into the range of experiences and reactions that Minnesotans had in a long year of radical changes to society.
Organization: Ramsey County Library is a system of seven public libraries in suburban Ramsey County, MN.
Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the libraries in making information, books, music, and programs available to the public.
We asked Ramsey County Library, “What does the library mean to your organization or the creation of your work?”
“Ramsey County Library is excited to collect Minnesotans’ writing for its first book project, documenting a historic year and engaging our communities through writing.”
Winners will be announced at the 2021 Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference.