Submissions sought for the Best Book I Ever Read poster exhibition, Poet’s Perspective program

The City of Edmonds Arts Commission announced two spring arts opportunities on Wednesday: the annual Best Book I’ve Ever Read poster exhibit for third graders and a new program, Poet’s Perspective, for young and adult writers.

Poet’s point of view: The commission invites submissions for short poems to be displayed in temporary outdoor poetry installations at two locations across the city. The goal is to surprise and delight audiences with short, thoughtful pieces of poetry, creating a literary bond that connects with a sense of belonging to our region. Poetry topics may refer to, but are not limited to, connections to the environment, habitat, nature, sustainability, history, or other cultural aspects of our local community. Up to six original poems will be selected for installation. The poems will be displayed for a period of six months starting in April. Selected poems will also be displayed in an online gallery on the commission’s website. The program is open to all regional Puget Sound poets, youth and adults. New and emerging writers are encouraged as well as established poets. Poetry in all languages ​​is encouraged. Selected poems will receive a $100 honorarium. Visit the Poet’s Perspective webpage for detailed information and application instructions: Entries are due February 24.

Poster exhibition on the best book I have ever read: Since 1997, the Edmonds Arts Commission and Friends of Edmonds Library have promoted literacy and the visual arts to third-grade students through The Best Book poster exhibition program I Ever Read. The program is open to third-grade students who live in Edmonds or
attend a school within the city limits of Edmonds. Students are encouraged to create a poster inspired by their favorite book. Once the poster is complete, go online
submit a photo of the poster. Every child who submits a photo of their poster is automatically entered into a draw for a $10 gift certificate to Edmonds Bookshop. Twenty gift certificates will be drawn. Images of all posters submitted will be displayed for a period of one month in an online photo
Gallery. The deadline for submitting posters is March 31. The winners of the raffle will be contacted by April 8. For full information, plus a suggested reading list provided by Edmonds Library and video tutorials on how to create a book-inspired poster, go to

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