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

SPLAB founder Paul Nelson wrote Organic Poetry (VDM Verlag, German, 2008) as well as a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010). In 26 years of radio he interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, George Bowering, Joanne Kyger, Jerome Rothenberg & others. Founder of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, recent publications on and off-line include: Hambone, Pageboy, Menacing Hedge, Fieralingue, Rain Taxi, Solitary Plover, the Soul of the Earth anthology, Along the Rim: The Best of the Pacific Rim Review (Vol 2), Inactual, Raft magazine and Golden Handcuffs Review. He lives in Seattle, won the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from the Capilano Review and writes at least one American Sentence every day.
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