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

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

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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