Cascadia Beer Slam Qualifier April 6

Presenting: Runoff! the Cascadia Poetry Festival Beer Slam Qualifier

Sunday April 6th, 8p.m. at Naked City Brewing

Naked City

Naked City

In anticipation of Cascadia Poetry Festival’s Beer Slam, where poets of all styles and locations from around Cascadia show their swagger, Naked City and the Cascadia Poetry Festival present this qualifying round, which will determine who represents Seattle to Cascadia at large. Eight poets will compete bout-style, and the winner goes on to compete May 2nd in the Beer Slam at Spring Street Center at 10pm against poets from all over Cascadia. (Weekend Gold Passes are now on sale at www.CascadiaPoetryFestival.org).

Featuring competing poetic stylings of Morris Stegosaurus, Roberto Ascalon, Casey Tonnelly, Rich Smith, Larry Crist, Sara Brickman, Kris Hall, and Laura Wachs.
This event is free and the bar will be open.8564 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
206.838.6299Cascadia Poetry Festival logo

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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