SPLAB @ Doe Bay

SPLAB @ Doe Bay is a series of readings at an amazing retreat on Orcas Island, curated by your friendly neighborhood SPLAB. There are accommodations from the rustic to the luxurious, designed to meet any budget & the cafe is remarkable.

Included in the series are Michael McClure, Sam Hamill, George Bowering, Anastacia Tolbert, Greg Watson, Judith Roche and other fine poets and writers.

The 10/11 schedule

All readings and movie screenings are free. Workshops are pay-what-you-can.

Doe Bay Cafe

For people who want to attend any event, Doe Bay is offering a special discount: Anybody that books a stay at Doe Bay and lets them know that they are coming because of the SPLAB series will qualify for a 25% discount off of their stay. Additionally, if you pay for a 2-night stay at regular price, you can add on Sunday and Monday for FREE if you want to attend the SPLAB event (or Movie Night on Mondays, also hosted in the amazing Doe Bay Café). So just come on Sunday and get a 25% discount, or pay to stay for the weekend and add on Sunday (and Monday too!) for FREE!

Doe Bay hopes to make this venture not only worthwhile for the special guest authors and emcees, but affordable for folks that want to come out to Orcas Island and Doe Bay in particular for this amazing literary series!

Doe Bay

Doe Bay

John  Olson wrote this account of his 2010 visit to Doe Bay.

About Splabman

SPLAB founder Paul Nelson wrote Organic Poetry (VDM Verlag, German, 2008) as well as a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010). In 26 years of radio he interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, George Bowering, Joanne Kyger, Jerome Rothenberg & others. Founder of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, recent publications on and off-line include: Hambone, Pageboy, Menacing Hedge, Fieralingue, Rain Taxi, Solitary Plover, the Soul of the Earth anthology, Along the Rim: The Best of the Pacific Rim Review (Vol 2), Inactual, Raft magazine and Golden Handcuffs Review. He lives in Seattle, won the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from the Capilano Review and writes at least one American Sentence every day.
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