Sunday, November 2, 2014

Cascadia Poetry Festival Small Press Fair, May 1-3, 2015 in Nanaimo

WHAT: Small Press Fair at 3rd Cascadia Poetry Festival ~
WHEN: May 1-3, 2015 ~
WHERE: Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, BC ~
COST: $100 full table; $50 half table ~

Cascadia Poetry Festival founder Paul Nelson (left) with George Bowering
at 2014 Festival in Seattle. (Photo by Linda Crosfield)

MORE DEETS: Join us for the Small Press Fair at the 3rd Cascadia Poetry Festival happening in Nanaimo, BC, next spring. The 4-day festival runs from April 30-May 3, 2015. And the Small Press Fair will begin on Friday, May 1 and continue throughout the festival. The festival will be held at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo and at various downtown locations. The Small Press Fair will be staged at the University, adjacent to the auditorium used for morning panel discussions and mainstage poetry presentations in the evenings.

See our 4-day schedule here:

COST: For $100, each participating organization (not limited to small presses) will receive a 4-foot-long table and have its logo featured in our printed program and on the website. Participants receive 4 Gold Passes valued at $25.00 each, granting admittance to all events with the exception of the writing workshops.

For $50, micro-presses and others will receive half a table and have their logo on the website, plus 2 Gold Passes.

(Scroll down to Small Press Fair Table or Half Table)

George Stanley and Joanne Kyger at 2014 Festival in Seattle
(Photo by Linda Crosfield)

The Cascadia Poetry Festival is an international event that seeks to bioregionally animate and culturally construct Cascadia bioregion by gathering writers, artists, scientists and activists to collaborate, discover and foster deeper connection between all inhabitants and the place itself. Over four days the festival features Academic, Democratic and Performance components, late night readings, a Small Press Fair and several workshops. Some of the best poetry minds in the bioregion will gather, discuss this place and begin to better understand Cascadia and our role here. The festival was founded by SPLAB, Seattle Poetics Lab. 

The first two Cascadia Poetry Festivals were held in Seattle where the 2014 Festival attracted 400 participants.

The 40 poets to be featured at the 2015 Festival in Nanaimo include Sam Hamill, Brenda Hillman, Susan Musgrave, Robert Bringhurst, Barry McKinnon, Sharon Thesen, George Stanley, Stephen Collis, Joanne Arnott, Peter Culley, Amber Dawn, Garry Gottfriedson, Robert Lashley, Christine Leclerc, Paul Nelson, Sebastien Wen, Rita Wong and so many more! See the full list here.

See photos from the 2014 festival here.

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