Anastacia Tolbert at Doe Bay 2.20.11, 2.21.11

February 20 – Anastacia Tolbert – 7P plus Open Mic. Emcee Alex Bleecker.

Anastacia Tolbert is a writer, Cave Canem Fellow, 8th grade teacher and Resident Writer at Seattle Girls’ School. She is the recipient of the 2004 San Diego Journalism Press Club Award for the article “War Torn.” She is writer, co-director, and co-producer of GOTBREAST? Documentary (2007): a documentary about the views of women regarding breast and body image. Her poetry, fiction and nonfiction have been published widely. She is a member of many writing communities including Hedgebrook women’s writers and EDGE professional writing fellows.

Feb 20 workshop – 1-4P. (Fee: Suggested donation.)

Naked Poetry – A Workshop with Anastacia Tolbert

Oftentimes our most profound thoughts are poetic and earth shattering—and buried beneath the script that tells us, “I don’t think this is dressed up enough for public consumption.” In Naked Poetry, a workshop for people who wear clothes, we will debunk the oh-no-I-can’t-share this myth by writing about topics that make us uncomfortable, squirm in our seats and forget we ware wearing clothes. After we’ve gotten brave enough to write these poems be will practice the “flip” technique and rearrange lines using the theory of last line first. Come and be nude, challenged and flipped off. It’ll be worth it.

February 21 – Film: GOTBREAST? (A 2007 documentary about views of women and their body image/breast.) 7PM Screening.

About Splabman

Poet & interviewer Paul E Nelson founded SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival. Since 1993, SPLAB has produced hundreds of poetry events & 600 hours of interview programming with legendary poets & whole systems activists including Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Diane di Prima, Daphne Marlatt, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Barry McKinnon, José Kozer, Brenda Hillman & many others. Paul’s books include American Prophets (interviews 1994-2012) (2018) American Sentences (2015) A Time Before Slaughter (2009) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (2013). Co-Editor of Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia (2015), 56 Days of August: Poetry Postcards (2017) and Samthology: A Tribute to Sam Hamill (2019) Make it True meets Medusario (2019), he’s presented poetry/poetics in London, Brussels, Nanaimo, Qinghai & Beijing, China, has had work translated into Spanish, Chinese & Portuguese & writes an American Sentence every day. Awarded a residency at The Lake, from the Morris Graves Foundation in Loleta, CA, he’s published work in Golden Handcuffs Review, Zen Monster, Hambone, and elsewhere. Winner of the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from The Capilano Review, he is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia and lives in Rainier Beach, in the Cascadia bioregion’s Cedar River watershed.
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