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 www.ridingfool.com

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.

About Paul Nelson

Poet/interviewer Paul Nelson founded SPLAB & the Cascadia Poetry Festival, published: American Sentences (Apprentice House 2015); A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, shortlisted for a 2010 Genius Award by The Stranger) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (essay, Lumme Editions, Brazil, 2013). He’s interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Sam Hamill, José Kozer, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Joanne Kyger, George Bowering, Brenda Hillman and Daphne Marlatt, presented poetry/poetics in London, Brussels, Qinghai & Beijing, China, and published work in Golden Handcuffs Review, Zen Monster and Hambone. Awarded The Capilano Review’s 2014 Robin Blaser Award, he writes an American Sentence every day.
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