May 17 Living Room 7P w/Greg Bem PLUS Raffle!

Greg Bem hosts a plain ‘ol Living Room, but may start with a poem by a local poet, just to get things going. Oh and it’s raffle night. Thanks to sponsors Chelsea Deli, Huarachito’s and Island Soul!! You MUST be present to win. Come to read your work, read the work of someone else, or join Jonda who listens and seems fascinated by being in the company of writers.

Living Room happens Tuesdays at 7P 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. Parking is available on the school grounds.) Suggested donation, $5.00, which goes to keep SPLAB open AND gets you an entry in our monthly RAFFLE for fabulous prizes from local businesses. The series goes on vacation for all of July and August.

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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