Give Big

Hello, SPLAB-Fan!

You’ve no doubt been hearing a lot about GiveBIG from local non-profit organizations who look for a little boost during this annual fundraising event.  Through Dollars for Change, Seattle Foundation will randomly select donors through the day to have their contributions boosted by $2500 from a pool of more than $350,000. This means that the more individual contributions given, regardless of size, the more chance there is for us to receive this significant boost to our fundraising.

GiveBIG is this Wednesday, May 10, but checkout the nifty SPLAB page!

Yes, since 2012, we’ve produced 3 iterations of the Cascadia Poetry Festival and have helped another be staged in Nanaimo, BC! We are planning CPF5 in Tacoma October 12-15, in partnership with the Tacoma Poetry Festival. We have (with Leaf Press of Lantzville, BC)  helped create the first bioregional poetry anthology in Cascadia.
In the last 6 years we’ve conducted and placed on line for free, interviews with Brenda Hillman, Nate Mackey, Daphne Marlatt, Cheryl Seidner of the Wiyot Tribe, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Susan Schultz, Cedar Sigo, Frances McCue, George Bowering, Andrew Schelling, Willie Smith, Jaap Blonk, George Stanley, Sam Hamill with Ian Boyden, Pageboy Magazine (Sierra Nelson and Thomas Walton), David McCloskey, Graham Isaac, Jewell James, Peter Culley, Juliana Spahr, Marilyn Stablein, Judith Roche, Colleen McElroy, Amalio Madueño, Joanne Kyger, Jerry Martien, Lorraine Arden, Barry McKinnon, Eric Tingstad, Sara DeLeeuw, Ed Varney, John Olson, Pablo Baler, Jean Heuving, Stephen Collis, Evan Flory-Barnes and others! www.AmericanProphets.org
We are helping to expand the EasySpeak open mic series back to the Rainier Valley, create One Day Cascadia Poetry Festivals around the bioregion, including Cumberland, BC, Sept 8-10, 2017 and other projects as well. No single organization has worked to create awareness of the culture of Cascadia and we’re just getting started. No single organization has done more to connect the poets of BC, WA, OR and all of Cascadia.
Do consider a contribution and thank you for your interest in SPLAB.

Paul Nelson

Founding Director

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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