MLA Reading Jan 7, 2012

Modern Language Association Reading: 60 Writers

Saturday, January 7, 2012, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. Free.

Timed to the Modern Language Association’s mega-conference in Seattle, this marathon reading features 60 upstart, alternative writers. Innovative national and international writers, many of whom are in town for the conference, read their work in three minutes or less; featured writers include Johanna Drucker, Rachel DuPlessis, Junte Huang, Susan McCabe, Laura Moriarty, Aldon Nielsen, Paul Nelson, Evie Shockley, Vanessa Place, Rebecca Brown, Joe Milutis, and more. Presented by the University of Washington-Bothell’s MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics, UW Simpson Humanities Center, and Seattle writers.

Admission is free; no tickets required.

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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