Two Cascadia Workshops

There are two remarkable workshops being offered at the 4th Cascadia Poetry Festival in Seattle, November 3-6. Both are on Friday morning, November 4. Space is limited for both workshops.

Daphne Marlatt, the remarkable Vancouver poet associated with the TISH group of the early 60s and noted feminist, will facilitate: Poetic habitat now

Daphne Marlatt

Daphne Marlatt

What might a biocentric poem look and sound like? What would happen to a writer’s subjectivity in such writing? How might what Denise Levertov calls “the poetry of linguistic impulse” enact the habitat of both poem and earth/world?  Bring a poem (in any form) you might have written in response to these open-ended questions.  We will explore what such questions and their concerns bring up in the process of writing. (More details here.)

Class is limited to 15 participants and up to two scholarships. It will be conducted 9a-12N on Friday, November 4. Admission is $80 and you can register at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2556264 Workshop admission does not include a Gold Pass to the festival.

Listen to an interview Paul Nelson did with Marlatt here.

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Handmade Artist Books-Learn the Explosion Book & variations. No experience necessary.

Changed to Friday Morning, November 4, 2016, 9a-12n. Limit: eight participants. Registration fee: $45. Register here. Facilitator Marilyn Stablein.

Marilyn Stablein at her Small Press Fair booth for Book Art Editions at the festival in Nanaimo, British Columbia. May 2015

Marilyn Stablein at her Small Press Fair booth for Book Art Editions at the festival in Nanaimo, British Columbia. May 2015

This workshop will be useful to writers, artists and anyone interested in discovering alternative ways to display work either in unique one-of-a-kind presentations or to consider ways to self publish small editions of their writing, art or a combination of both.  The workshop will begin with a presentation of three basic book structures that anyone can make.  We will then make the books and discuss optional ways to illustrate or insert personal memorabilia and/or written work.  Writing examples could be a poem, a favorite quotation, or an excerpt from a travel or nature journal.  Another option is to leave the books blank for future projects or to give as gifts.   

More info here: http://cascadiapoetryfestival.org/handmade-artist-books/

Listen to an interview with Marilyn Stablein here.

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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