Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Working on Tape Conversion

We are looking to convert old 8mm tapes of former Ferndale Poetry Festival pictures and video to a digital format which we can donwload here affordably.  If you or if know of someone to recommend to help us with our project, we would appreciate the information.  Please feel free to post a comment or send us an email to 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Archiving New/Old Material for 2012 and 2011!!

There is a bunch of new/old poems, pictures and videos of former Ferndale Poetry Festivals Paged up for 2012 and 2011 for your enjoyment! 
Which is your favorite Festival year and why?
There's still some more new/old stuff to come.  We'll keep you posted.

Monday, April 22, 2013

We have videos!

If you couldn't make it to the Ferndale Poetry Festvial, come listen to our poets read in the page 8th Annual Poetry Festival (2013) 'Behind the Curtian' - Videos.  We had a Great
Day of Poetry!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Horizon & Vista Middle School 'Behind the Curtain Artwork

Pictures of Horizon & Vista Middle School's Artwork for the 8th Annual Poetry Festival have been posted - See the page labeled 8th Annual Poetry Festival (2013) - Behind the Curtain - Artwork & Pictures.  Great job!  Remember the Festival is this Saturday from 1:30 to 3:30pm at the Ferndale Public Library.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

8th Annual Poetry Festival Program

Our program is all slated out and ready for Saturday the 20th.  Hope you can join us!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

2013 Poem Entries are Posted!

All of the 2013 youth poetry submissions have been posted under 'Pages' on the left hand side of the blog!  Please feel free to read and share.  Don't forget to come the 8th Annual Poetry Festival Saturday April 20th from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.  In addition to our featured poet, Kevin Murphy, we will have a representative from both the police and fire department reading.  Come early to sign up for the open mic sessions.  Should be a fun day!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Youth Poetry Enter Deadline for Acknowledgement

Remember the April 1st deadline for youth poets to receive an acknowledgement certificate during the Ferndale Poetry Festival April 20th (See below).  Enter your poem(s) by that date to the Ferndale Public Library, Attn: Wendy, by e-mail to or by snail mail to 1965 Somerset Street Ferndale.  We can't wait to read them

Official 8th Annual Ferndale Poetry Festival Poster

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

2013 Featured Poet - Kevin Murphy

This year's featured poet is Kevin Murphy!

Kevin Murphy, a two time Sue C. Boynton winner, has preformed with New Old Time Chautauqua, on the Chuckanut Radio Show and has been a featured poet for Village Books. He has published a book of poetry entitled A Beautiful Chaos Demands Energy and recorded poems on CD called Between Onions and Oxygen.

Click the link below to see him reading his poem
Books on Trees, a 2011 Sue C. Boynton contest winner. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Calling all youth poets! 

The 8th Annual Ferndale Poetry Festival 2013 is ready for you to submit your works! Guidelines are attached submission form. Get them back to the Ferndale Library by April 1st and come to the Ferndale Festival Poetry Festival Saturday April 20th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm for recognition. More news on the way!