Poetry Barista?

August 8, 2019

The Fictional Café is a virtual coffee shop and online literary magazine. The content includes writing, art, podcasts, and conversation.

Poets & Writers has posted a job listing for a volunteer Poetry Barista for The Fictional Café.

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December 10, 2018

We were happy to discover the The Book Lover’s Guide to Volunteering (‘Tis the Season To Think About Helping Others) in Friday’s Literary Hub. It didn’t take more than a few minutes to come up with a lively list of Cascadia-region literary volunteer opportunities:

Didn’t find the opportunity you’re looking for? Search online by city or county using the words literacy, volunteer, or books, or check your local volunteer clearinghouse in person or online.

Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest winning poets 2012

You’ve been to the heart-warming Sue Boynton Poetry Contest award ceremonies where Whatcom County citizens of all ages read their poems. You’ve seen the Poetry Walk in front of the Bellingham Public Library. Well, now you can be part of this positive community program.

The Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest and Walk committee is looking for two new members for the 2014 contest year. They especially need someone to get event information to the local media, but committee members all pitch in to help one another. The committee meets in Bellingham once a month, except in July and August. This is the ninth year of the Contest and Walk; procedures are well organized and there is a wealth of written materials to help with tasks.

If you are interested or have questions, please call Susan J. Erickson at 360-733-0693 or email her at susanjer@mac.com.


May 16, 2012

Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest committee 2012
If you’ve ever organized a contest — poetry or otherwise — and all the related events and materials and funding and communications, you know it takes a lot of time and energy to make it work. This group of writers, teachers, artists and businesspeople — all volunteers — is responsible for the success of the 7th annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest.

They are, from left: (seated) Judy Kleinberg and Sheila Sondik (co-chairs); (standing) Nancy Canyon, Rachel Ballard, Joan Packer, Susan J. Erickson, Ellie Rogers, Tim Lucy, Christine Kendall and Norman L. Green.


If you love poetry, live in Whatcom County and have time and skills you’d like to apply to the success of next year’s contest (starting with a meeting this Sunday, May 20), please leave a Comment on this post or send a message to BoyntonPoetryContest AT hotmail DOT com and we’ll contact you!
photo by Karee Wardrop

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