Two BC Readings

There will be two readings for the first anthology of Cascadia poetry, Make It True, in BC this month.

Make It True CoverTwisted Poets Reading Series
Wednesday, January 13th,
at The Cottage Bistro,
4468 Main Street, Vancouver.
Bonnie Nish will be your host for the evening.

Here is the Facebook event link:

Here are the names of all who have signed up:

Robert Lashley, Bill Carty, Paul Nelson, Thomas Walton, Nadine Maestas, Anastacia Tolbert, Sarah de Leeuw, Hope Anderson, Crystal Hurdle, Lary Timewell, Daphne Marlatt, Meredith Quartermain, George Stanley, Cath Morris, Jordan Abel, Judith Roche, Judith Copithorne, Stephen Collis, Christine Leclerc, Susan McCaslin, Catherine Owen, Renee Saklikar, Heidi Greco, Renee Rodin, Dennis E Bolen and the tireless organizer: Daniela Elza.

Then the following night in Victoria at the private Merlin’s Sun theater:

Cascadia-reading2-outlinesYou are cordially invited to attend a private reading of poetry to be held on Thursday, January 14th at 7 p.m. The reading is being held to celebrate the publication of “Make It True” featuring poetry from the Cascadian bioregion. Poetry who are in the anthology will read, as well other invited Cascadian Poets. There will be a short panel on “What is Innovative?” followed by a short break and a reading. Readers include:

Seattle folk: Paul Nelson, Nadine Maestas, Thomas Walton & Judith Roche

Northern Cascadians: Marita Dachsel, Zoe Landale, Sandy Shreve, Fabienne Calvert, Garth Martens, Shelly Shan, Kim Goldberg, Heidi Greco, Maleea Acker, Melanie Sieberts & tireless organizer Adelia MacWilliam.

Copies of the anthology will be available for sale at each event and a collection to help defray costs of the theater will be taken. RSVP Adelia at

This anthology is part of a multi-decade cultural investigation of the Cascadia bioregion utilizing poetry as the main method. The Innovative Cascadia Poetry MOOC to start later this month through Cascadia Collage, the ongoing Cascadia Poetry Festival (#4 in Seattle Nov 3-6, 2016) and interviews conducted by Paul Nelson via his Cascadian Prophets project are other facets of the work. We hope to see you.

About Splabman

SPLAB founder Paul Nelson wrote American Sentences (Apprentice House, 2015), Organic Poetry (VDM Verlag, German, 2008) as well as a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010). In 26 years of radio he interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, George Bowering, Joanne Kyger, Jerome Rothenberg & others. Founder of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, recent publications on and off-line include: Hambone, Pageboy, Menacing Hedge, Fieralingue, Rain Taxi, Solitary Plover, the Soul of the Earth anthology, Along the Rim: The Best of the Pacific Rim Review (Vol 2), Inactual, Raft magazine and Golden Handcuffs Review. He lives in Seattle, won the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from the Capilano Review and writes at least one American Sentence every day.
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