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Cascadia Poetry Festival-Anacortes 2019: A Tribute to Sam Hamill

The Cascadia Poetry Festival returns May 9-12, 2019, in Anacortes, Washington! All events except workshops will happen at the Croatian Cultural Center, 801 5th Street in Anacortes. In addition to a tribute to Sam Hamill, there will be the launch of two anthologies, one a festschrift for Sam and one, a bilingual poetry anthology in Spanish and English, Make It True meets Medusario. Among the confirmed poets scheduled poets are José Kozer (winner of the 2013 Neruda Award from the Chilean government), Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro LunaShin Yu PaiStephen CollisSusan GriffinTim McNultyStephen KuusistoRebecca SeiferleEJ KohIan Boyden, and others to be announced.There will be a shakuhachi flute performance by longtime Hamill collaborator Christopher Yohmei Blasdel. Gold passes, admission to all event except master workshops, will be $25 and go on sale March 9, 2019.

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This event happens entirely through your donations, registrations and some small grant funding. If you want to help make this event succeed, please think about reaching out to Paul Nelson to get involved, or make a donation.

The Cascadia Poetry Festival is an international event which gathers writers, artists, scientists and activists to collaborate, discover and foster deeper connection between all inhabitants and the place itself. Over four days the fest serves as cultural bioregional investigation and 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 gather, discuss this place and begin to better understand Cascadia and our role here. The festival was founded by SPLAB, a Seattle-based non-profit organization founded in 1993.

Earlier Event: April 17
Cascadia Open Education Summit
Later Event: May 18
Cascadia Day