Cascadia Poetry Festival - Anacortes 2019
The 2019 Cascadia Poetry Festival takes place May 9-12, 2019 in Anacortes, WA, at the Croatian Cultural Center. This edition of the fest will see the launch of two poetry anthologies and will honor the memory of Sam Hamill, the Founder of Copper Canyon Press, who lived in Anacortes the last 8 years of his life. Among the confirmed performers scheduled to participate are José Kozer (winner of the 2013 Neruda Award from the Chilean government), Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna, Shin Yu Pai, Stephen Collis, Tim McNulty, William O'Daly, Stephen Kuusisto, Rebecca Seiferle, E.J. Koh, Kent Johnson, Ian Boyden, Elizabeth Cooperman, Jason Wirth, Thomas Walton, Nadine Maestas, Adelia MacWilliam, Jared Leising, Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma, Courtney Hudak, Lyn Coffin and Matt Trease.
http://cascadiapoetryfestival.org/cpf-anacortes-2019/ for the schedule
The two anthologies to be launched are: Samthology, honoring Sam Hamill and featuring work by Martin Espada, José Kozer, Rebeccas Seiferle and many of Sam Hamill's close friends. Make It True meets Medusario will also be launched, and it is a bilingual anthology, in Spanish and English, featuring poets from Cascadia and poets from the Latin American Neobarroco tradition, including Kozer, Raul Zurita, Carmen Berenguer, Roberto Echavarren, Eduardo Espina, Soleida Rios and Tamara Kamenszain. Kozer will represent the Neobarroco poets at the festival.
There will be panel discussions on Cascadian Zen, facilitated by Jason Wirth and Literary Translation as a Political Act: To Colonize or Recreate? This panel will be facilitated by William O'Daly.
Gold Pass holders get admission to all events and workshops except for the Sunday morning master workshop, which is an additional $50. Workshops are limited to between 15 and 30 participants. Pre-registration is required for all workshops, and workshops are open only to Gold Pass holders. Admission for single events is $10 and available at the door.
Workshop 1, Master Workshop, 9am Sunday: Stephen Kuusisto, author of Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poets Journey, will guide poets and prose writers on the techniques that help us write with clarity and honesty about animals. The aim is to avoid anthropomorphism and instead find ways to write with the real animal in mind. Cost $50. Limit 20 participants.
Workshop 2, 9-12N Sunday: Writing in the Woods. Tim McNulty and Bob Rose. Cost FREE to Gold Pass holders who are registered in advance. Limit 15 participants.
Workshop 3, 9-12N Sunday: Becoming Cascadian: Imagination of the Senses. Nadine Maestas and Jared Leising host a workshop on the Washington State Ferry. This two-hour generative workshop will engage your imagination through a sensory experience of Cascadia while riding the ferry to Friday Harbor and back. Participants will meet at the Anacortes terminal and purchase a ferry ticket. The workshop is open to the first 30 Gold Pass Members who register.
Croatian Cultural Center (View)
801 5th Street
Anacortes, WA 98221
|Minimum Age: 10|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|