Black Earth Institute Off Site AWP Reading

From Judith Roche:

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

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Chapel at the Spring Street Center 1101 15th in Seattle

You are invited to a reception/informal poetry reading event on the Thursday of AWP, February 27th, 7:00PM- 11:PM. The event is sponsored by Black Earth Institute and we are inviting writers who have had work in About Place Journal, BEI Fellows and various friends and colleagues. The event will be held in the Chapel at Spring Street Center, in Seattle, a lovely facility 1.1 miles from the Convention Center where AWP is held. The address is 1101 15th Ave, Seattle, WA.

Part of the impetus of this event is to explain more about the mission of Black Earth Institute, a progressive think tank of artist-fellows and scholar-advisers to work toward a society based on justice, spirit and earth-centeredness, as well as to get together many of us who have been involved in About Place, the literary journal BEI publishes quarterly to give voice to our mission. We’ll provide domestic and imported cheese and fruits and a dessert bar by Catering by Phyllis. There will be an open wine and beer bar at the event. Parking is at 16th and Union, one black away from Spring Street Center. If you like, bring a poem or two and or a short piece of prose to read (one to two minutes) at the event. Please RSVP to Judith Roche judithnault@gmail.com, or Michael McDermott, mmcdermott7862@sbcglobal.net.  so we have an idea of how many to provide for. This is an off-site event and you don’t need to be registered for AWP.

Sincerely,

Judith Roche Fellow Emeritus & Michael McDermott, Founding Member of BEI and Managing Editor of About Place Journal
Black Earth Institute

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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One Response to Black Earth Institute Off Site AWP Reading

  1. Margaret Gish Miller says:

    Hi–thanks for the invitation–I’d love to attend & read a poem.

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