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Christopher Luna by Alisha Jucevic for the Columbian

Christopher Luna by Alisha Jucevic for the Columbian
Christopher Luna by Alisha Jucevic for the Columbian

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Michael McClure in Seattle March 12 & 13

Michael McClure in Seattle, March 12 & 13

Dear Friend,
As you may know, SPLAB is re-launched in the Columbia City neighborhood, with events a short walk from the Link Light Rail line. We have a weekly writer's critique circle on Tuesday nights and we're proud to be bringing Michael McClure back to Seattle. (See the attached Press Release and flyer.)
     We had hoped that a poet of this caliber would sell out 20 workshop slots quickly, but that has not happened, so we're reaching out to you.
     We need 15 more workshop participants to make this a successful event. This will hopefully be the first of several Visiting Poets we bring to Seattle and we need your help.
     We're looking for sponsorship of the event. Sponsors will get an ad on the SPLAB website ( for at least 6 months and mention on the E-Fishwrapper for that time. That email goes out weekly to 400 poetry fans, mostly in the NW. There will also be an ad in the Program for the event. Sponsorships are from $250 to $1,000. This would be a great way to advertise your book, reading series, or business to a culturally creative audience.
     We're looking for folks to register for the workshop, lecture and reading. That would be $140 total. ($100 workshop, $30 lecture, $10, reading.) All events are March 12 & 13 at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center.
     We'd love to be able to raise the funds to advertise this on KUOW and that will cost at least $500.
     I have rarely come to you with requests such as this one, but as McClure says: Begging is heroic. Michael has been a huge inspiration for me and at 77, he does not have many trips to the NW left. So, please consider. SPLAB is a 501(c)(3) organization and we really need your help to make this work.
     You can sign-up on-line at:
     You can send a check to:

4634 43rd AV S
Seattle, WA 98118

Thanks for your consideration.

Paul E. Nelson
Global Voices Radio
C. City, WA 206.422.5002

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