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Ascent Aspirations Magazine News March 2013 Issue

Ascent Aspirations Current Issue March 2013

http://ascentaspirations.ca/tableofcontents.htm

The Annual Ascent Aspirations Print Anthology Contest for Spring 2013

Deadline has been extended to April 30th.
See details at the following link:
http://ascentaspirations.ca/ascentspring2013.htm

New Spoken Word Videos 
Each month we will be featuring two spoken word artists. This month with the double issue, we have four highly acclaimed spoken word poets,

 Demi Anter and Buddy Wakefield
http://www.ascentaspirations.ca/spokenwordbuddywakefield.htm

  Submissions
http://ascentaspirations.ca/guidelines.htm
We accept submissions year round and decide on placement of accepted submissions for future issues. At present we are attempting to read submissions once a week for all the submissions submitted for that week.
Accepting poetry for January 2014 and beyond. (We will be publishing 9 poets per issue.)
Accepting short fiction for December 2013 and beyond. (We will be publishing 4 short stories per issue.)
Accepting visual art for November 2013 and beyond. (We will be publishing 2 to 3 exhibits per issue.)
Accepting Spoken word videos already uploaded to YouTube for July 2013 and beyond. (We will be publishing 2 spoken word artists per issue.)
Accepting essays for June 2013 and beyond. (We will be publishing 2 essays per issue.)
Accepting book reviews for September 2013 and beyond. (We will be publishing 1 to 2 reviews per issue.)

Archived Copies of Ascent Aspirations Print Magazine 
AT COST: Special Price on Archived Print Issues. A few copies
of Anthologies 4 to 8 are looking for a home. $6.00 a copy (shipping included).
We are no longer publishing a print magazine so these copies are becoming collector’s items. Special offer. See details.

Our Facebook and Twitter Links
https://twitter.com/ascent2009
http://www.facebook.com/david.fraser.1675

Paper Boats, David Fraser’s fifth collection is available on-line
Small Corners, An Album of Poetry by Pat Smekal
http://ascentaspirations.ca/aapublishing.htm

Stones Anthology Available on-line
http://ascentaspirations.ca/stones.htm
http://ascentaspirations.ca/aapublishing.htm

The Memory Shop and Other Stories
This anthology is now in its second printing after a very successful launch. It contains 10 stories for young people with 10 artistic responses from 10 accomplished artists. The art work is not an illustration but a work of art and can be purchased at The Old School House in Qualicum Beach.
TOSH http://www.theoldschoolhouse.org

New Work by Frequent Exhibiting Artist, Patricia Carroll
http://www.patriciacarroll.ca/newworkspatriciacarroll.htm

WordStorm: Tuesday February 26th, Demeter’s Coffee Vault, 499 Wallace St. Nanaimo featuring Heidi Greco, Emily McGiffin,  and Nora Gould


Performances

– Stones Anthology Performance, Qualicum Acoustic Cafe,  March 1, 7:00 pm
– Paper Boats by David Fraser, Planet Earth Poetry, March 15th,, 7:30 pm, Moka Cafe, 
– Featured Reader, WordStorm, March 26, Demeter’s Coffee Vault, 7:00 pm 
-Stones Anthology Reading, Port Alberni,

March 27th Words on Fire

– Planet Earth Poetry Anthology Launch, Moka Cafe, April 12, MAy 14, 7:00,
– Honeymoon Bay Chapbook Launch, June 11 Demeter’s Coffee Vault
– Paper Baots by David Fraser, Words On Fire, June 26th, Port Alberni
– Hazelwood Writers’ Festival, August 11, 2013 Hazelwood Herb Farm, Cedar, BC

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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