Cascadia Poetry Festival Cumberland 2019

Jan Zwicky

On October 4-5, 2019, the Cascadia Poetics LAB will present the Cascadia Poetry Festival-Cumberland, at the Masonic Hall, at 2687 Dunsmuir, Cumberland BC. Among the featured poets so far confirmed are: Jan Zwicky, Matt Rader, Jordan Scott and Sonnet L’Abbe.

Tickets go on sale July 1 on this website.

There will be main stage readings, workshops, Living Room (a democratic reading open to the public), a panel discussion on The Poetics of Climate Change and a talk by noted Climate Scientist Dominick DellaSala co-sponsored by the Cumberland Community Forest Society.

 

 

 

 

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Just a reminder -Paul Nelson/American Prophets, Sunday Feb.17th

This month’s Red Tree reading features Paul Nelson, reading from his new book American Prophets The reading will take place Sunday, February 17th at 7. Doors open at 6:30. We’re expecting a good turn out, so come early to sign up for the open mic which will take place before Paul’s reading.

Also a reminder that on Sunday afternoon,  Paul Nelson will give a workshop on interviewing from 2-4 at the Abbey and will also be the featured reader that evening.

Please visit this link for an article about Paul’s work with interviewing.  https://www.paulenelson.com/2019/02/13/vancouver-island-events/

The Art of Interview: Interview Workshop with Paul Nelson
Paul Nelson is delighted to be celebrating the release of American Prophets by way of doing interview workshops in and around Cascadia for the next few months. The workshop happens at The Abbey in Cumberland, on Sunday February 17th from 2-4, 2019,  Preregistration is required. $50 CAD,  maximum 15 participants.  Contact Adelia at 250-891-9163 or adelia.macwilliam@gmail.com to register.

Class Description:

Paul E Nelson discusses American Prophets: Interviews 1994 to 2012, featuring poets Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Wanda Coleman, Jerome Rothenberg, Nate Mackey, Brenda Hillman and Sam Hamill, and will facilitate an interview exercise. Participants will learn techniques to connect with a guest, quickly develop a rapport and sharpen skills in this under-appreciated art form. Paul E Nelson has conducted over 600 interviews with poets, authors, indigenous leaders and whole systems activists through his non-profit organization SPLAB and will discuss how he prepares for interviews, the difficulties that are sometimes encountered, tech aspects and how to develop your interviewing technique. Copies of the book American Prophets will be available for purchase.

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Poet/interviewer Paul Nelson: Founded: SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival Wrote: American Sentences (2015), A Time Before Slaughter (2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme Editions, Brazil, 2013). His 2015 interview with José Kozer was published in 2016 (Ranchos Press) as Tiovivo Tres Amigos. Interviewed: Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders, Diane di Prima, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Brenda Hillman, among others and is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia, including the festival, a MOOC (Innovative Cascadia Poetry), interviews with Cascadia poets indigenous elders and activists, and the anthology Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia. Paul is co-editor of that anthology as well as 56 Days of August the poetry postcard anthology and writes an American Sentence daily. *MOOC = Massive Open Online Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also, we’ll have a guest at our open mic, Neil Garvie, reading from his recently published book, Silence Craves a Voice  Check out the book at www.neilgarvie.com . Neil’s BOOK LAUNCH will be on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Bayside Café 2760 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC 10:30AM.  Refreshments served.

 

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Happy New Year!!

The Art of Interview: Interview Workshop with Paul Nelson

Paul Nelson is delighted to be celebrating the release of American Prophets by way of doing interview workshops in and around Cascadia for the next few months.

The workshop happens at The Abbey in Cumberland, on Sunday February 17th from 2-4, 2019,  Preregistration is required. $50 CAD,  maximum 15 participants.  Contact Adelia at 250-891-9163 or info@cascadiapoeticslab.ca to register.

Class Description:

Paul E Nelson discusses American Prophets: Interviews 1994 to 2012, featuring poets Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Wanda Coleman, Jerome Rothenberg, Nate Mackey, Brenda Hillman and Sam Hamill, and will facilitate an interview exercise. Participants will learn techniques to connect with a guest, quickly develop a rapport and sharpen skills in this under-appreciated art form. Paul E Nelson has conducted over 600 interviews with poets, authors, indigenous leaders and whole systems activists through his non-profit organization SPLAB and will discuss how he prepares for interviews, the difficulties that are sometimes encountered, tech aspects and how to develop your interviewing technique. Copies of the book American Prophets will be available for purchase.

About Splabman

Poet/interviewer Paul Nelson: Founded: SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival Wrote: American Sentences (2015), A Time Before Slaughter (2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme Editions, Brazil, 2013). His 2015 interview with José Kozer was published in 2016 (Ranchos Press) as Tiovivo Tres Amigos. Interviewed: Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders, Diane di Prima, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Brenda Hillman, among others and is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia, including the festival, a MOOC (Innovative Cascadia Poetry), interviews with Cascadia poets indigenous elders and activists, and the anthology Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia. Paul is co-editor of that anthology as well as 56 Days of August the poetry postcard anthology and writes an American Sentence daily. *MOOC = Massive Open Online Course

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Poetry@Red Tree Continues Nov 18th with Victoria’s Daniel Scott

 

Join us on SUNDAY, NOV 18 @ 7 PM at The Abbey in Cumberland. Doors open at 6:30, so come early to sign up for the open mic which will happen first!

This month Poetry@Red Tree will feature Daniel Scott reading from his latest book: Random Excess

Random Excess is a collection of writing, the title riffing on the computer language of random access memory (RAM). The poems and other pieces wander through a range of matters touching on memories, family, the past, places, troubles, and occasional nonsense.

 

“Daniel Scott steps back from the world just far enough so that all he sees and touches begins to feel uncertain, foreign, strange, as if we who come and go from life are but visitors to this uncharted territory.”

~ Pamela Porter, author of Cathedral

Daniel G Scott, is the current (5th) Artistic Director of the Planet Earth Poetry Reading Series. He has previously published gnarled love and terrains (with Ekstasis Editions); black onion and two chapbooks: street signs and Interrupted
(with Goldfinch Press); and pyramind and other dreams (Purple Wednesday Society). Random Excess (Ekstasis) is his latest book. He has poems in anthologies, chapbooks, and numerous academic publications including journal articles and book chapters and, with Shannon McFerran, The Girls Diary Project (University of Victoria, 2013). He won a one-act playwriting competition in New Brunswick in 1984. Daniel is an Associate Professor Emeritus at the University of Victoria (School of Child and Youth Care), father, and grandfather.

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RED TREE reading series is a monthly series with an open mic followed by featured reader/s. We host our readings at THE ABBEY in Cumberland (2687 Penrith – entrance on 1st) on the 3rd Sunday of the month @ 7 pm unless otherwise indicated.

Readings take place seven months of the year in Oct, Nov, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June. In September readings take place concurrently with the Deep in Cascadia Poetics Retreat and Poetry Bash.

 

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