APPF Press Release (Call for 2019 Participants)

June 6, 2019
Ryukan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SPLAB ISSUES CALL FOR 13TH AUGUST POETRY POSTCARD FEST

Seattle, WA, June 5, 2019—Seattle Poetics LAB (SPLAB), a literary arts-oriented nonprofit organization and organizing entity of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, is now registering writers for the 13th August Poetry Postcard Fest. The fest, an exercise in spontaneous composition and community building, celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2017 with the release of 56 Days of August. Registration for the 13th edition of the fest is open until July 18.

To participate in the Postcard Fest, writers first register online at https://appf13.brownpapertickets.com/. Then after July 4, lists of participants will begin to be sent out in groups of 32. Each participating poet has until the end of August to write 31 original poems on postcards to be sent to each other person on their list. Postcards can be as simple or as elaborate as the poet wishes.

In 2018 the fest had 293 participants, spread out as far as the United States, Australia and Japan. It also has a popular Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/AugustPoetryPostcardFest/.

The fest is the largest annual fundraiser for SPLAB; registration is set at $10 per poet, with donations over this amount also accepted. The main information page for the festival is https://www.paulenelson.com/august-poetry-postcard-fest/.

Over the past 25 years SPLAB has been instrumental in leading a bioregional cultural investigation using poetics, poetry festivals, publications and education and to building community through shared experience of the spoken and written word. Through the Cascadia Poetry Festival, the organization facilitates an annual gathering of writers, artists, scientists and activists to collaborate, discover and foster deeper connection between all inhabitants and the place itself.

SPLAB (www.splab.org), a Seattle-based nonprofit, was founded in Auburn, Washington, on December 14, 1993.

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For more information, contact Paul Nelson at 206-422-5002 or splabman (at) icloud (dot) com.

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