Living Room 2.8.11 w/ Greg Bem

Greg Bem off his fork lift

Who do you live for? Who do you work for? Who do you love for? Who would you die for? Who is your art for? In this week’s Living Room the focus will be on audience and readership. As a writer you might spend most of the time satisfying your muse, your inner psyche, or the dead spirits hovering around your shoulders, but a lot of writers struggle finding a relationship between their own work and those on the receiving end. Come out to the Living Room this week and you’ll find new ways to strengthen the direction of your written work, including interesting exercises that work to expand your idea of the audience, an engaging discussion on the perceived idea of the reader and audience, and ways to make your poems, stories and songs more personal or wide-reaching. Hosted by Greg Bem.

Living Room happens at SPLAB in the Cultural Corner of the old Columbia School, between Rainier AV S and 36th AV S, on Edmunds. We’re 2 blocks from the Columbia City Link Light Rail Station. Free parking is available on the school grounds.

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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