The local organizing committee in Nanaimo is working hard to make the third iteration of the fest, April 30-May3, 2015, a huge success. They have created a poster for one of the lighter events at the Festival, the Marmot Bout. Named for an alter ego of the emcee, Graham Isaac, that sprung up at the last bout, THIS bout looks like it will be at least as fun as the one staged at CPF2 at the Spring Street Center last May.
Seattle-based poetry nonprofit Cascadia Poetics Lab is engaged in multiple celebrations throughout the Cascadia bioregion to celebrate the release of their poetry anthology Cascadian Zen Vol. I, published by Watershed Press. After a successful event at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle, WA on Monday December 4, 2023; the current calendar of launch events includes Peninsula College in Port Angeles, WA on December 7; Winekraft Wine Bar in Astoria, OR on December 8; Time Enough Books in Ilwaco, WA on December 9. All of these events are open to the public!