CPF-Cumberland Sept 2017

All Access Pass – $20 (except workshop)


Friday September 8

Registration at the Masonic Hall in Cumberland, 2687 Dunsmuir Avenue

Doors open at 6:30

Welcome – Wedledi Speck – 7pm

Featured Poets: Masonic Hall – 7:15pm

Four featured poets reading from their own work.

Natalie Nickerson – Cumberland
Phillip Kevin Paul – Saanich
Stephen Collis – Delta
Lucia Misch – Vancouver
Kevin Flesher – Host and Emcee

After Party OPEN MIC

– 10pm to whenever – ThWaverly Hotel

An opportunity for any poet to read a poem to an appreciative audience.

Saturday, September 9

Panel Discussion: Masonic Hall – 10am to 11:30am

Topic – The Spirit of Place


Will Marsh – Cultural Geographer
Sarah DeLeeuuw – Poet
Stephen Collis – Poet
Paul Nelson – Poet
Moderator – Nicola MacWilliam

Small Press FairMasonic Hall – 1pm to 4pm

Small, DIY, and independent press books and books by the attending poets.

Living Room EventMasonic Hall – 3pm to 5pm

Attendees sit in a circle and each has an opportunity to read an original poem.

Featured Poets: Masonic Hall – 7pm

Four featured poets reading from their own work.

Sarah DeLeeuw – Prince Rupert
Matt Rader – Kelowna
Jan Zwicky – Quadra Island
Paul Nelson – Seattle
Dan Kirk– Host and Emcee

After Party OPEN MIC (host, Shayne Grec)

– Masonic Hall – 10pm to whenever.

An opportunity for all poets to read from their work to any and all attendees.

Sunday, September 10

Workshop: Undeniably Art,  2728 Penrith Avenue – 10am to Noon
Workshop Fee – $25

Topic: Between Sleeps and other practical Writing Experiments

Workshop Leader – Danika Dinsmore – Gibsons, BC

Cascadia is the bioregion that extends from Cape Mendocino, California to Mt. Logan, Alaska along the Pacific Coast and including the watersheds of all the resident rivers to the Continental Divide. This festival is one of a series that first appeared in Seattle in 2012.

We hope that you enjoy and are illuminated by the eclectic mix of poets and poetry and we thank you for your support for this community event.

We want to thank all the generous donors and individuals that helped make this event possible. Thanks also to the Komox First Nation for their stewardship of their ancestral land. Take out a membership in the Cascadia Poetics Lab Society (only $5) and we will keep you informed.

The festival is being produced by the Cascadia Poetics LAB Society and Adelia MacWilliam working with Paul E Nelson, Ed Varney, Dan Kirk, Bette Kosmolak, Joe Ziner & others, in partnership with SPLAB.