Anastacia Tolbert at Doe Bay 2.20.11, 2.21.11

February 20 – Anastacia Tolbert – 7P plus Open Mic. Emcee Alex Bleecker.

Anastacia Tolbert is a writer, Cave Canem Fellow, 8th grade teacher and Resident Writer at Seattle Girls’ School. She is the recipient of the 2004 San Diego Journalism Press Club Award for the article “War Torn.” She is writer, co-director, and co-producer of GOTBREAST? Documentary (2007): a documentary about the views of women regarding breast and body image. Her poetry, fiction and nonfiction have been published widely. She is a member of many writing communities including Hedgebrook women’s writers and EDGE professional writing fellows.

Feb 20 workshop – 1-4P. (Fee: Suggested donation.)

Naked Poetry – A Workshop with Anastacia Tolbert

Oftentimes our most profound thoughts are poetic and earth shattering—and buried beneath the script that tells us, “I don’t think this is dressed up enough for public consumption.” In Naked Poetry, a workshop for people who wear clothes, we will debunk the oh-no-I-can’t-share this myth by writing about topics that make us uncomfortable, squirm in our seats and forget we ware wearing clothes. After we’ve gotten brave enough to write these poems be will practice the “flip” technique and rearrange lines using the theory of last line first. Come and be nude, challenged and flipped off. It’ll be worth it.

February 21 – Film: GOTBREAST? (A 2007 documentary about views of women and their body image/breast.) 7PM Screening.

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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