The Cascadia Poetry Festival is an international event which seeks to bioregionally animate & culturally construct Cascadia 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 fest 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 bySPLAB, a Seattle-based non-profit organization founded in 1993 and the first iteration happened in 2012.
Cascadia III has happened in Nanaimo, BC, in 2015. For information or to get notifications about the third Cascadia Poetry Festival, email:
Cascadia Poetry Festival III, Nanaimo BC, April 30 to May 3, 2015
Meet our 2015 poets here
Google Cascadia Poetry Festival and you will find all the video of the festival on both Facebook, Twitter and You Tube.
The next Cascadia Poetry Festival 4 will be in Seattle in the fall of 2016.
We will keep you posted.