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Interview Workshop with Paul Nelson


The Cascadia Poetics Lab Society is proud to present the following workshop:

Paul Nelson is delighted to be celebrating the release of American Prophets by way of doing interview workshops in and around Cascadia for the next few months.

The workshop happens at The Abbey in Cumberland, February 19th from 2-4, 2019, Preregistration is required. $50 CAD or $45 CAD for Cascadia Poetics Lab Society members. Maximum 15 participants. Contact Adelia at 250-892-9163 or [email protected] to register.

Class Description:

Paul E Nelson discusses American Prophets: Interviews 1994 to 2012, featuring poets Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Wanda Coleman, Jerome Rothenberg, Nate Mackey, Brenda Hillman and Sam Hamill, and will facilitate an interview exercise. Participants will learn techniques to connect with a guest, quickly develop a rapport and sharpen skills in this under-appreciated art form.

Paul has conducted over 600 interviews with poets, authors, indigenous leaders and whole systems activists through his non-profit organization SPLAB and will discuss how he prepares for interviews, the difficulties that are sometimes encountered, tech aspects and how to develop your interviewing technique.

Copies of his book American Prophets will be available for purchase.

Paul Nelson will also be the featured poet for the Red Tree reading also at The Abbey from 7:00-9:00 the same day. Doors for this event are 6:30pm. Come early to sign up for the open mic!


The Abbey Studio,
2689 Penrith Ave, Cumberland
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Sun Feb 17, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm



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