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Teen Poetry Submissions

Poetry Reading/Spoken Word

A Forest of Words: Want to be a published author? Whatcom County teens in grades 6-12 are invited to enter their original poetry for inclusion in A Forest of Words, a teen poetry anthology, which will be distributed to area schools and libraries. Poets receive a copy of the book (and bragging rights!) if their work is accepted for publication. All published poets will be invited to read their poems at a poetry reading and reception event in the spring. A panel of library staff and area teens select poems based on originality, creativity, and craft. Entry forms are available and submissions are accepted at every WCLS library or online at Submissions accepted from Tuesday, January 1, 2019 through Friday, March 15, 2019. WCLS Libraries: Blaine, Deming, Everson, Ferndale, Lummi Island, Lynden, North Fork (Maple Falls), Point Roberts, South Whatcom (Bellingham), Sumas and the WCLS Bookmobile.