on view: 2021 plaques

May 23, 2022

The planter beds in front of the Bellingham Public Library (210 Central Avenue) are decked in their spring finery, thanks to the Birchwood Garden Club. This is a great time to take a short poetry stroll and view the ten Walk Award plaques for the 2021 Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest. And while you’re there, stop in and see the recently remodeled library! (The 2022 plaques will probably be put in place sometime this summer.)

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top: poem by Ty Colson
bottom: poem by Peyton Eberhardt

plaques on view

November 28, 2021

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to visit the newly (and wonderfully) remodeled downtown Bellingham Public Library, it’s here: the plaques of the 2021 Walk Award winners in the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest are now in place and will remain on view until the 2022 plaques are installed.

Along with the ten Walk poems, a plaque features a poem by the contest’s namesake, Sue C. Boynton, and another acknowledges this year’s generous donors: C S Downing, Solon & Sharon Boynton III, Louis & Janet Nelson, Evan Friedman, Jan Pierson, Luther Allen, and George Drake and the Drake Family Fund at Whatcom Community Foundation. Special thanks to the Bellingham Public Library and to the Birchwood Garden Club, which maintains the planters that are home to the plaques.

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pictured: “I Got Lost in my Book” by Peyton Eberhardt

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.

Walk Award plaques!

June 26, 2018

Sooner than expected (it’s usually late July), the ten Walk Award poetry plaques for the 2018 Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest have been installed in front of the Central branch of the Bellingham Public Library. They will be on display for a year. Take a poetry walk and enjoy some winning poetry from Whatcom County, Washington.

plaques on view!

August 25, 2017

Plaques displaying the ten Walk Award poems from the 2017 Sue Boynton Poetry Contest are now on view in front of the Bellingham Public Library (Central Avenue between Grand and Commercial in downtown Bellingham). They will remain there until replaced by the 2018 winners. Stop by and read some poetry!

2014 Poetry Walk!

August 1, 2014

Bellingham, Washington

The Walk Award poems from the 2014 Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest are now installed in front of the Bellingham Public Library (210 Central Avenue), where they will be on view for the next year. Take a stroll along this short poetry walk and enjoy winning verse surrounded by greenery and flowers (thanks to the Birchwood Garden Club).

poetry plaques on view!

August 22, 2013

2013 - plaque - Belcaster

The 2013 Sue Boynton Poetry Contest Walk Award poems are now installed on plaques in front of the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Avenue. They will remain in place until summer 2014. Stroll by and read some poetry!

Bellingham Business Journal
Thanks, BBJ Today!

Sue Boynton Poetry Walk…

August 24, 2012

Kari Galbraith - Indian Plum
The Walk Award poems from the 2012 Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest have now been installed in front of the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Avenue, where they will remain until summer 2013. See them there; read them here. Photo by Wendy McLeod.

thanks again!

July 25, 2011

2011 Sue Boynton Contest donors

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