Two Gigs This Week

I am not a fan of public readings in Seattle summer and ESPECIALLY during August, the month of POSTCARDS


here are two, one Friday night (Aug 28) and one Saturday night (Aug 29) in Seattle:

An evening of spoken word and jazz, San Francisco Style. Musicians Kenny Mandell and Tim Volpicella create Soundscapes backing word masters David Fewster, Paul Nelson, Ashley DeFelice, Amanya Maloba,Kev Minh Allen,Theo Dzielak, Dobbie Reese Norris, Sara Depp and others. Free. Donations strongly encouraged.

Friday (August 28) at 7:30pm
Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe
8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98103


And Saturday the annual Bradner Gardens concert with Jim O’Halloran’s band and other special guests.


Bradner Gardens

Jazz, Blues, and Poetry featuring special guests Elva Pope, vocals; and Faiza Sultan and Paul Nelson, poets.

With Jim O’Halloran, flutes; Bill Anschell, piano; Dean Schmidt, bass; Jacques Willis, drums; and Denny Stern, percussion.

6:30pm, Saturday, August 29, 2015, at Bradner Gardens Park; Bradner S. & S. Grand, Seattle, WA 98144. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket or chairs, and come enjoy an evening of great music outdoors on a full moon night!

The concert is free. The hat will be passed to help cover the cost of these excellent musicians.


About Splabman

SPLAB and Cascadia Poetry Festival founder Paul E Nelson wrote American Sentences (Apprentice House, 2015), Organic Poetry (VDM Verlag, Germany, 2008), a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme, Brazil, 2013). Founder of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, in 26 years of radio he interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, Brenda Hillman, George Bowering, Joanne Kyger, Jerome Rothenberg & others, including many Cascadia poets. He lives in Seattle and writes at least one American Sentence every day. Co-Editor of Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia, he is in year five of a twenty year Cascadia Bioregional Cultural Investigation. (Oct 12-15, 2017, Tacoma, WA)

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