Come to SPLAB’s re-launch/coming out party!

SPLAB’s coming out party is Sat & Sun, Oct 24-25, at Bookfest, Columbia City Event Center, 3528 S. Ferdinand, one block from the Columbia City light rail station. Come see us at our booth near the poetry stage, at the stage itself (which SPLAB is coordinating), or attend our Panel Discussion on Sunday at 1 PM.

Topic: “Is Seattle Hostile to Literary Innovation?”
Panel: Sam Hamill, Judith Roche, John Olson, J.W. Marshall (of Open Books) and Sarah Mangold. Sam Hamill’s appearance at Bookfest is made possible by a grant from Poets & Writers.

About Splabman

Poet/interviewer Paul Nelson: Founded: SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival Wrote: American Sentences (2015), A Time Before Slaughter (2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme Editions, Brazil, 2013). His 2015 interview with José Kozer was published in 2016 (Ranchos Press) as Tiovivo Tres Amigos. Interviewed: Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders, Diane di Prima, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Brenda Hillman, among others and is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia, including the festival, a MOOC (Innovative Cascadia Poetry), interviews with Cascadia poets indigenous elders and activists, and the anthology Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia. Paul is co-editor of that anthology as well as 56 Days of August the poetry postcard anthology and writes an American Sentence daily. *MOOC = Massive Open Online Course
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