Living Room January 11, 2011

I just had to come up with something special for a SPLAB meeting on 1/11/11.  Sharpen your pencils and bring some paper boys & girls. I am going to open up the evening with a  quick 15 minute writing exercise to keep the juices flowing. It’s a good way to shake things up, and who knows–you might just end up with  a complete piece or a good start to something you want to keep working on.  Afterwards, we’ll read and critique each other’s work as usual.

Don’t forget, just two weeks to go until our first raffle drawing of the New Year. As usual, we’ve got some super cool prizes, and there will be three winners. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN on January 25th, and you get one entry for every $5 you donate to SPLAB.  Donations to this month’s raffle include goodies ranging from movie passes to Full Tilt Ice Cream and more! Remember, YOUR donations help us keep the doors open and maintain a vibrant literary arts scene in the heart of Columbia City.

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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2 Responses to Living Room January 11, 2011

  1. Kay Kinghammer says:

    Location? time? Please let me know asap. Thanks!!

  2. Paul Nelson says:

    SPLAB, 7P. We’re in for former Columbia School. Enter on Edmunds, west of Rainier and about three blocks east of King (& the Link Light Rail Station). We hope to see you.

    Paul

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