Our tenth season and our 3rd in Columbia City began Tuesday, September 6, 2011, with Living Room, a writer’s critique circle. Come to read your new writing, come to read the work of someone else, or come just to be in the engaging company of writers. Season ends, Tuesday, June 26, 2012. More here: Living Room writer’s critique circle. No meeting on December 27th.
SPLAB Visiting Poets Series 2011/2012 – Brenda Hillman:
Talk Friday, November 11, 7:30PM Some Thoughts on Innovation in Poetry and Activism @ SPLAB.
Workshop, Saturday, November 12, 1-4P @ SPLAB
Reading Saturday, Nov 12 at 7:30P @ SPLAB.
Across Categories: The Personal-Political- Innovative-Eco-Expressive Poem (November 12, 2011 Brenda Hillman SPLAB Workshop) Participants will be asked to bring fresh writings for discussion (work that has not been previously “workshopped”) and a question they’d like to ask; these should be poetic pieces in any form having to do with the overlap between emotional, environmental and social concerns. The work could include hybrid forms, subjects and styles that break through the poet’s personal boundaries, as well as work that pushes the edges of what can be done in current experiments of writings…a special effort could be made to include topics of social justice or environmental concern as they overlap with more personal styles of writing. There will be opportunities to do exercises in consciousness. Register by sending $75 via PayPal to Paul Nelson, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 206.422.5002, $80 to attend the reading and workshop. Class enrollment is limited. More on Brenda Hillman.
Details on the upcoming Cascadia Poetry Festival, March 23-25, 2012 here. More details coming soon. Volunteers to help with organizing are encouraged to contact Paul Nelson pen (at) splab (dot) org or 206.422.5002. Poets committed to pariticipate include Sam Hamill, Judith Roche, Tim McNulty, Kim Goldberg, Trevor Carolan, Dan Raphael, Carolyne Wright, Catherine Owen, Heidi Greco, Maleea Acker, Richard Olafson and others TBA.
100 THOUSAND Poets For Change happened at SPLAB and around the world on September 24, 2011. Cedar Sigo is our featured poet at 8P. Poster here. Cedar read at 8P and facilitated a workshop from 3-6P on the San Francisco Renaissance (Joanne Kyger, John Weiners and Jack Spicer) and featured Ted Berrigan’s blueprint for a poem to be written spontaneously. Join Us! 11:30A – 9P. Read more here.
Nico Vassilakis has been active in Seattle’s literary community for 20
years. His recent work includes co-editing The Last Vispo: Visual Poetry Anthology 1998-2008 forthcoming from Fantagraphics Books in Fall 2012. Mickey O’Connor is the author of three books of poetry, the most recent entitled Pushkin’s Umbrella. He has been a poet for many years, written thousands of lines of poetry, hundreds of poems & given poetry readings at numerous venues in the USA. He lives & writes in Seattle. The reading is a rare SPLAB matinee, Saturday, September 17 at 3:30PM. Suggested donation $5.
Our ninth season and our 2nd in Columbia City began Tuesday, October 26, 2010, with Living Room, a writer’s critique circle. Come to read your new writing, come to read the work of someone else, or come just to be in the engaging company of writers. Season ends, Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Living Room resumes Tuesday, September 6, 2011. More here: Living Room writer’s critique circle and here (2010-2011 season highlights).