FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SPLAB TO CELEBRATE 25th ANNIVERSARY DECEMBER 14 IN AUBURN WASHINGTON
Public Reading & Book Release to take place at White River Valley Museum
Seattle, WA, October 23, 2018—Seattle Poetics LAB (SPLAB), a literary arts-oriented non-profit organization; and organizing entity of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, is celebrating 25 years since its founding in 1993 in Auburn, Washington. On December 14 2018, a celebration, including the release of the book American Prophets, a collection of interviews with legendary poets, indigenous people and other visionaries, will take place at White River Valley Museum in Auburn.
In addition to the book release, the evening will include talks by special guests and poetry. Recently, SPLAB founder and former Auburn resident Paul E. Nelson donated the SPLAB audio archive of historic radio programming to White River Valley Museum. The extensive archive dates from 1990 to 2005 and includes more that 350 radio programs and 1,000 unique interviews, some of which have been transcribed for the new book, American Prophets. Proceeds of book sales support the work of SPLAB. Pre-sales of copies are now available via the American Prophets Go Fund Me campaign. https://www.gofundme.com/american-prophets-interviews or via firstname.lastname@example.org
The book features Interviews with thinkers, activists, poets and visionaries conducted by Nelson. It features: Thinkers/Activists Gloria DeGaetano, Rupert Sheldrake, Jean Houston, and Larry Dossey; Poets Jerome Rothenberg, Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Michael McClure, Wanda Coleman, Brenda Hillman, and Nathaniel Mackey; Technicians of the Sacred Phyllis Curott, Bhagavan Das, E. Richard Atleo, and Beaver Chief.
The 25th anniversary celebration and book release will take place at White River Valley Museum, 918 H Street SE Auburn WA, from 7:30-9pm on December 14, 2018.
Over the past 25 years SPLAB has been instrumental in leading bioregional cultural investigation using poetics, poetry festivals, publications and education as main methodologies and to build community through shared experience of the spoken and written word. Through the Cascadia Poetry Festival, the organization facilitates an annual gathering of writers, artists, scientists and activists to collaborate, discover and foster deeper connection between all inhabitants and the place itself.
SPLAB, a Seattle-based non-profit organization, was founded in Auburn, Washington on December 14, 1993. www.splab.org
For more information, contact Paul Nelson at 206-422-5002 or email@example.com.