Becoming Cascadian Retreat

The Cascadia Poetry Festival will not happen in 2018. While we work on a new home for the main festival after hosting it in Tacoma last year, Seattle in 2012, 2014, 2016, guiding the event in Nanaimo, BC, in 2015, and also helping to guide the 2017 version in...

SPLAB 20th Anniversary (Jan 18, 2014)

It was December 13, 1993, when It Plays in Peoria Productions was formed in Auburn, Washington. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to, among other things: Injecting a Little Wisdom into the Information Age. We were started as an organization that existed to...

Good Haibun/Bad Haibun Mayday Living Room

We’ll celebrate Mayday by working on an ancient Japanese form that’s gained steam since Jack Kerouac and Gary Snyder started their experiments in the 50s. We’ll look at Anne Waldman and Andrew Schelling’s more contemporary approaches and Sam...