Cascadia Poetry Festival Schedule

Sam Hamill

Tentative Schedule: Saturday, March 24, 2012
Night
Keynote Talk/Reading, selected faculty on Cascadian Culture, 15-30 minutes
each and discussion. 7:30-10P, SPLAB. Sam Hamill, Judith Roche, Trevor Carolan, Tim McNulty, others TBA.

Saturday and Sunday:
Morning faculty-led discussion, 9-11A, SPLAB.

Simultaneous afternoon workshops and panels, SPLAB and venues TBA.
12-4P Saturday panel, nature walk and writing prompt: Igniting the Green Fuse: Women on Eco-poetry moderated by Kim Goldberg (Nanaimo, BC) featuring: Catherine Owen (Vancouver, BC), Heidi Greco (White Rock, BC) & Carolyne Wright (Seattle, WA) at Seward Park Environmental and Audubon Center.

1-3 Saturday workshop: Tim McNulty  (Sequim, WA) Images as Windows, SPLAB.

4:30-6:30 Saturday workshop: Reading in the Rain (a performance workshop facilitated by Dan Raphael (Portland, OR) at SPLAB.)

7:30P Saturday Keynote reading: Sam Hamill, Judith Roche, Trevor Carolan, Tim McNulty, others TBA.

1 -3 Sunday workshop: Judith Roche (Seattle, WA) The Power of Place, SPLAB.

4P Sunday Reading: Introducing A Sense of Place: The Washington State Geospatial Poetry Anthology edited by Katharine Whitcomb, Robert Hickey, and Marco Thompson, The Center for Geospatial Poetry at Central Washington University! Kathryn Hunt, Terry Martin, Kevin Miller, Paul Fisher, Alice Derry and Anne Teplick are among the confirmed readers.

Sunday night and Monday brunch, goodbyes 11A-1P.

Sponsors: Seward Park Environmental and Audubon Center, State Commission on Humanities.

 

 

George Bowering Interview

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/books/in-other-words/george-bowering-bullshit-artist-a-poetics-of-attention/article1675695/

A great primer to innovative Canadian poetry with Big Daddy George Bowering. It includes great testimonials from some of George’s friends and this list:

What makes a poet a poet?

1. Insatiable curiosity about the facts.
2. An ear that likes what words do other than designate.
3. A desire to continue the work.
4. A lot of skepticism.
5. A love for oneself as a stranger to oneself.
6. A highly competitive ego-loss.
7. Compassion on the part of one of the nine muses.
8. The inability to leave the house without a book in hand.
9. A record of failing one class in high school.