100 THOUSAND Poets for Change, Saturday, Sept 24 @ SPLAB

100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE
IS ORGANIZING A GLOBAL EVENT FOR SEPTEMBER 24th 2011

600 Events – 450 Cities – 95 Countries
Join other poets around the USA and across the planet, on September 24th, in a demonstration/celebration of poetry to promote serious social, environmental, and political change.

Judith Roche

100 Thousand Poets for Change Seattle (Schedule)

11a Welcome: Paul Nelson

Judith Roche emcee:

11:15: Brian McGuigan, 11:30: Eugenia Toledo, 11:45: Lawrence Matsuda, 12:00: Nilki Benitez, 12:15: Judith Roche

12:30 Break

Carolyne Wright

1P: Carolyne Wright emcee:

1:15: Deborah Woodard, 1:30: Frances McCue, 1:45: Jourdan Keith, 2:00: Carletta Carrington Wilson.

2:30: Break

3P: Paul Nelson emcee, Cedar Sigo Workshop ($20 suggested donation)

Joanne Kyger

San Francisco Renaissance (Joanne Kyger, John Weiners and Jack Spicer) and will feature Ted Berrigan’s blueprint for a poem to be written spontaneously. We ask a $20 suggested donation for the workshop.

6P: Break

8P: Cedar Sigo Reading (Hear part of an interview with Cedar Sigo discussing Lushootseed and his efforts to write about his home town.) More on the event here. This event supported by Poets & Writers, Inc.

Cedar Sigo

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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