Represent! 98118!


98118! Represent!
A Day in the Life of America’s Most Diverse Zip Code

Midnight Till Midnight,
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Calling All Poets and Photographers,
Professionals and Amateurs

If You Live, Work, or Play in the 98118, Take Out Your Cameras, Take Out Your Pens, Laptops or I-Pads, Participate!

If Your Business or Organization would like to sponsor a writer and/or photographer to record an hour or more in the life of your community on Wednesday, October 5, 2011:
Please Contact: Paul Nelson at SPLAB, 206.422.5002,

If you are a photographer or poet who would like to spend all or part of Wednesday, October 5, 2011 recording one or more “Perspectives of Life in the 98118,”
please contact: Nancy Rawles, 206.323.1077,

98118! Represent!
98118! Represent is a community arts creation, presentation, and archival project that will include photography exhibits and poetry readings in 2011 and 2012. To volunteer services or in-kind donations, please call Nancy or Paul.

98118 Poster (for download)

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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2 Responses to Represent! 98118!

  1. WILLIE PUGH says:

    Hi Paul/Nancy,

    Can you let me know when the planning meetings are going to be? I would like to attend the ones that I can.


  2. Paul Nelson says:


    July 9 at 10AM at SPLAB. We hope to see you.


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