Poetilla Floats again Tuesday

This from Scot Brannon:

Lake WA Ship CanalWho was it said, ‘Summer’s lease hath all too short a date’? Probably Billy Collins. And so true. It is past time! Rough Poezilla does shake the darling buds of May.

We depart this Tuesday, May 21 at 6:50 pm aboard a 21’ electric boat with a shade canopy and panels that can be closed or open. No need to worry about weather. Bring food and drink if you like. We’ll drift in the middle of the lake for a friendly but intense literary plunge.

There’s space for the first 10 who RSVP or arrive. Please bring 10 copies of any work you plan to read. We’ll return to the dock at 9 pm. Your donation of between $6.50 and $9 helps cover the boat rental.

If you fear the overbooked Poetilla, a reminder that I’ve added an RSVP function so

folks can reserve space.

If you’re looking for intelligent critique of your work — whether poetry, fiction or something in between — this writers’ round table on the water. Spend a couple of hours on Lake Union in the company of fellow writers. (Check out some pictures of past Poetillas.)

Poetilla launches from the Electric Boat Company dock (2046 Westlake Ave N #102) on the west side of the lake, just north of China Harbor restaurant. There’s plenty of parking. Also reachable via the 27, 17, and 358 buses. Walking down the winding stairs from Dexter or Aurora Ave to lake level is a treat.

If you want to grab a sandwich for the ride, I’m told that Westlake Deli is good. If you’re walking down the hill climb, Lyon’s Grocery on Dexter has a great selection of beer and wine.

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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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