finalists

August 26, 2020

The Washington Center for the Book has selected 39 finalists in eight categories for the 2020 Washington State Book Awards (WSBA) for outstanding books published by Washington authors in 2019. The finalists in poetry are:

  • Bright Stain by Francesca Bell, formerly of Spokane now lives in Novato, CA (Red Hen Press)
  • Turn Around Time: A Walking Poem for the Pacific Northwest by David Guterson, of Bainbridge Island, illustrated by Justin Gibbens, of Thorp (Mountaineers Books)
  • All Its Charms by Keetje Kuipers, of Bainbridge Island (BOA Editions)
  • Hail and Farewell by Abby E. Murray, of Puyallup (Perugia Press)
  • Nightingale by Paisley Rekdal, formerly of Seattle now lives in Salt Lake City, UT (Copper Canyon Press)

Winners will be announced on Friday, September 25, 2020. See the complete list of finalists in all categories here.

Congratulations, all!

Whatcom WRITES!

October 22, 2012

Whatcom Writes!

Whatcom READS! has announced that David Guterson’s Snow Falling on Cedars has been selected as the featured book for 2013. Whatcom County residents are invited to participate in discussion groups, readings and related activities, AND to submit a poem, fiction or non-fiction piece on the theme of LOYALTIES to the Whatcom Writes! contest. Deadline December 1, 2012. Click for more information and submission details (PDF).

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