Cascadia Poetry Festival in Cumberland, BC

The Cascadia Poetics Lab would like to invite you to their first
Cascadia Poetry Festival in Cumberland, BC, on September 8, 9, and 10 – 2017

Friday September 8
7:00 pm Reception at Masonic Hall, Cumberland
7:30 pm Poetry Reading featuring:
Philip Kevin Paul
Natalie Nickerson
Stephen Collis
Lucia Lisch
10:00pm Gathering Event (TBA)

Saturday September 9
11:00 am Panel (Topic TBA)
1:00pm to 5:00pm Small Press Fair
3:00 to 5:00 Living Room Reading Event
7:30 Poetry Reading featuring:
Jan Zwicky
Sarah DeLeeuw
Matt Rader
Paul Nelson

10:00 After Party

Sunday September 10
10:00 am to noon Workshops (TBA)

Accommodation for readers and some others – 24 beds (Please register on a first come first serve basis) Riding Fool Hostel, Cumberland, BC – bed and breakfast

The goal of this festival is to promote community among poets and poetry lovers. This is very much a grassroots affair as we are all volunteers working together to bring poets whose work we love onstage and into the community for the weekend. T’he themes explored by these poets are very much in accord with the ideals of the residents of the bioregion of Cascadia.

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Cascadia Poetics LAB Presents the Cascadia Poetry Fest in Cumberland, BC

The Cascadia Poetry Festival will be staged in Cumberland, BC, September 8-10, 2017, featuring Jan Zwicky of Quadra Island, Stephen Collis of Delta, Paul Nelson of Seattle, Lucia Lisch of Vancouver, Natalie Nickerson of Cumberland and others to be announced.

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Report from Desolation Sound

Splabman reports from Galley Bay, BC, in Desolation Sound, from the off-the-grid Cascadia Poetics LAB get-away cabin. See this post here. There are a few photos from his stay there, but more here:

Raven Island is not really an island


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CPF4 Thanks

We’re grateful to all the people who came out to celebrate the intersection of the Cascadia bioregion and poetry this past weekend. We’ll be posting links to videos and hopefully other material generated, or inspired, by the 4th Cascadia Poetry Festival, staged at the Spring Street Center, Common Area Maintenance and Open Books, November 3-6, 2016.

A huge thanks to all the volunteers, the Spring Street Center, 4Culture, Poets & Writers, the Tacoma Poetry Festival, Open Books, Common Area Maintenance, Cascadia Now, the Small Press Fair participants like Entre Rios Press and Talon Books and all the other sponsors and participants.

JM Miller on Main Stage, CPF4, Nov 5, 2016 (Photo by Meredith Nelson)

JM Miller on Main Stage, CPF4, Nov 5, 2016 (Photo by Meredith Nelson)


Water Panel: Roger Fernandes, Sarah DeLeeuw, Erin Fristad and moderator Peter Munro


A “Welcome to the Duwamish/Muckleshoot Ancestral Homeland” from Valerie Segrest


Tim McNulty on the Levertov Panel


Glenna Cook, Shazia Hafiz, Sarah Rauch and Brittany Reid at the Poetic habitat now workshop facilitated by Daphne Marlatt (Photo by Meredith Nelson)


Daphne Marlatt at workshop (Photo by Meredith Nelson)


Colleen McElroy Nov 5, 2016


Carletta Carrington Wilson at the After Party, Nov 4, 2016 Common Area Maintenance


Carl Palmer at Poetic habitat now workshop (Photo by Meredith Nelson)


Brenda Hillman and Elizabeth Cooperman share a meal at the Spring Street Center


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