Saturday, January 16, 2010


One Day Workshop with Paul Nelson

What’s the force behind powerful poetry? Lorca called it Duende and Charles Olson poem as high energy construct. The process of training your ear to capture the chaotic energy of the moment is sometimes called Organic Poetry, where composition is an occasion of experience
or experiment in consciousness. This is an entertaining workshop for serious writers
of all levels of experience who enjoy the sense of community. It includes sound from interviews with poets of this tradition, lively discussions & writing exercises designed to help you allow the act of writing to be an exhilarating revelation of content.
An All-day Workshop with Paul Nelson
February 26, 2010
Father/Poet/Teacher Paul Nelson, is co-founder of SPLAB, author: Organic Poetry (Oct. ‘08, VDM Verlag, Germany) & A Time Before Slaughter (Oct. ’09, Apprentice House,) a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, WA (originally called Slaughter. Worked 26 years in radio, interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Wanda Coleman, Eileen Myles, Jerome Rothenberg, George Bowering
& others. He earned his M.A. from Lesley University in Organic Poetry, a study of North American poets writing (to different degrees) spontaneously, writes one American Sentence every day & lives in Seattle.
http://www.globalvoicesradio.org/paul-nelson.html
http://splab.org/?p=55
http://www.facebook.com/splab
http://www.inpeoria.org/paulresume.htm
http://voices.e-poets.net/NelsonP/
http://twitter.com/Splabman
When: Friday, February 26, 2010
Where: TBA in Nanaimo or Parksville, Vancouver Island, BC
Workshop Cost: $60.00
Time: Morning 9:00 - 12:00
Break for Lunch 12:00 - 1:00
Afternoon: 1:00- 4:00
Payment and Reservations: WordStorm Society of the Arts, 1560 Arbutus Drive, Nanoose Bay, BC, V9P 9C8. Make cheque out to WordStorm Society of the Arts.
Maximum Participants - 15.

1 comment:

peN said...

Nice job David. I am looking forward to seeing you & the Wordstormers again.

I'd also try http://www.OrganicPoetry.org
http://www.paulenelson.com
http://www.AmericanSentences.com

Be well.

Paul