The Cascadia Poetry Festival (March 23-25, 2012, at SPLAB) seeks to examine the culture of this region by gathering poets from the California, Oregon, Idaho, Washington, British Columbia, the Alaska panhandle and Western Montana at SPLAB, in the most diverse zip code in the U.S., to learn, share ideas and techniques, begin to discover the qualities of this bioregion and the possibilities for deeper connection between the inhabitants from all parts of the region. An organizing meeting is scheduled for 1PM Saturday, November 19, 2011, at SPLAB, 3651 S Edmunds in the Cultural Corner of the former Columbia School.
Renowned poets as well as emerging ones form the region will present talks on Cascadian culture and illustrate how that is presented in the best poetry of the region. Workshops will allow participants to hone their skills in the manner of the best poetry of the region and be inspired by others. Readings by faculty and other invited poets, as well as an open mic will allow for a continuation of the dialog. Details and participants, including Sam Hamill, Judith Roche, Tim McNulty, Dan Raphael, Carolyne Wright, Kim Goldberg, Trevor Carolan, Maleea Acker and others, is here: www.splab.org/cascadia.
Sponsors include the Seward Park Environmental and Audubon Center and the Pacific Rim Review of Books.