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The 3rd Cascadia Poetry Festival is coming up April 30-May 3 and the Nanaimo Local Organizing Committee has been working their asses off. I am convinced their work will pay off. You know you can read your own work at the daily Living Room session? Consider attending the fest and experiencing a part of Cascadia not everyone experiences. Gold passes for the entire weekend are a measly $25.
How to get there from Seattle you ask? Here is a pdf download of directions. Or:
From SeaTac Take Link Light Rail to the International District station. On 5th, the street right there, you can get a Bolt Bus to Vancouver. https://www.boltbus.com/
The bus route ends at: 1150 Station Street, Vancouver, BC. Take a cab to Dunsmuir St at Cambie St. The 996 or 999 bus also leaves every three minutes. One there take the West 257 Express to Horseshoe Bay and walk on a ferry to Nanaimo.
You can also take a plane from Boeing Field to Nanaimo on Kenmore Air. http://www.kenmoreair.com/Nanaimo-BC
Saturday night (5.2.15) at 10:30PM in Nanaimo at the 3rd Cascadia Poetry Festival, the After Party.
Read one poem and get off the stage. Slam poets give way to sound poets and experimental poets hear from academic poets and the occasional nature poet thrown in. Your humble narrator is host.
Daniel Wolff has published numerous well-received nonfiction books, including a national best-seller that won the Ralph J. Gleason Award for the best music book in 1985. He was nominated for a Grammy in 2003 and was named Literary Artist of 2013 for Rockland County, New York. He has also collaborated on documentary films with Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs), pop songs, and performance pieces.
Jeanne Morel has taught in factories, hospitals, colleges, arts organizations, retirement centers, and prisons. Her chapbook, That Crossing Is Not Automatic, was published by Tarpaulin Sky, and one of her very short attempts at fiction was nominated for a Pushcart. Recent poems have appeared in december magazine and Floating Bridge Press, and on the websites for Poetry on Busses and the Oregon Poetry Association. She has an MFA from Pacific University and lives in Seattle.
J.W. Marshall co-owns and operates Open Books, a poetry-only bookstore in Seattle, with his wife, Christine Deavel. He has work forth-coming in Hubbub, Poetry Northwest, The Volta, and the anthology Make It True: Poetry from Cascadia published by Leaf Press. His first collection, Meaning A Cloud, won the Field Poetry Prize and was published by Oberlin College Press.