attention fishers

July 5, 2019

FisherPoets-on-Bellingham-Bay will return on Saturday, September 21, 2019, as part of SeaFeast. This year’s program, in addition to poetry, stories, and spoken-word performance, will include maritime films.

The organizers are currently accepting submissions for both the film portion (deadline July 31) and the poetry portion (deadline August 15). If you are at home on the water and/or find inspiration there that fuels your art, consider adding your voice and vision to this lively, multi-venue event. See the details here.

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plaques in place

July 1, 2019

The Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest Walk Award plaques are now installed along the Poetry Walk in front of the Bellingham Public Library, on Central Avenue, downtown. They will remain there until the 2020 contest winners take their place.

holiday weekend

June 29, 2019

As you’re lining up events for your holiday weekend, please plan to join the editors and contributors to For Love of Orcas on Sunday, July 7, 2019, at 4:00pm, at Village Books in Bellingham, for a reading of work from the anthology.

summer Sundays

June 1, 2019

You’re invited to a first-Sunday-of-the-month
poetry reading
at 5:00pm
by the book box
at 1507 Larrabee,
in Bellingham.

Featured poets are
Kevin Murphy (June 2),
Carla Shafer (July 7),
Luther Allen (August 4),
and You (open mic, September 1, 2019, followed by a potluck).

Thanks to Jeni Cottrell for the idea and the venue!

call

May 10, 2019

Residents of Whatcom County are invited to submit a poem to be displayed in the Poem Booth at the downtown Bellingham Co-op. One poem, one page maximum, and the deadline is Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Read the guidelines. Send a poem.

And if you’re at the Co-op, stop by and read the second-quarter winning poem, North Garden Glass by Leah Hill. (You can also find the winning poem and the three runners-up on the Poem Booth blog.)

awards ceremony

May 9, 2019

Bellingham Cruise TerminalYou’re invited to an appreciation of poets and poetry as the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest celebrates the winners of the 2019 contest. The winning poets will read their poems, the beautiful poem placards will be on view, and all of this year’s submissions will be displayed. Plus, a chapbook of the winning poems will be available for purchase and there will be refreshments! It’s all free, and a truly heart-warming community event: Thursday, May 16, 2019, 7:00pm, at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Avenue in Fairhaven.

It seems like National Poetry Month has burst its seams and is spilling over into May. There’s a lot of poetry going on, including what promises to be a terrific reading on Thursday, May 9, 2019, when poets Martha Silano and Laura Da’ read from their latest books, Gravity Assist and Instruments of the True Measure (respectively). Join them at 7:00pm in the Readings Gallery at Village Books in Fairhaven.

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