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

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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