Jul 2, 2009

Wave Books Poetry Weekend, Aug 14-16

Here's a note Matt Zapruder posted on Facebook. They're offering an amazing lineup of readers, including my friends Rachel Zucker and Maggie Nelson. Not to be missed.

Purchase tix here: http://www.wavepoetry.com/catalog/79


Hello to you all. We are writing to you with an update about the Wave Books three-day poetry event, this coming August. We've received enthusiastic responses, both from people who have confirmed their attendance, and also from some of you who are excited to attend, but are finding yourselves unable to afford the current price. We want to make it possible for as many of our readers and supporters to attend, so we are reducing the price, and have added an additional option for attending:

Festival tickets grant you access to:

READINGS -- in the Henry Auditorium, with smaller, exclusive readings in the James Turrell Skyspace -- featuring Joshua Beckman, Noelle Kocot, Dorothea Lasky, Anthony McCann, Richard Meier, Eileen Myles, Maggie Nelson, Geoffrey Nutter, Matthew Rohrer, Mary Ruefle, Dara Wier, Jon Woodward, Matthew Zapruder and Rachel Zucker;

SCREENINGS OF FILMS starring John Ashbery, Robin Blaser, Jane Freilicher, Denise Levertov, Frank O'Hara, James Schuyler, John Wieners, and others;

poetry book DISCOUNTS at fourteen participating local, independent bookstores (a map will be provided);

a BOOK ARTS PRESENTATION by Sandra Kroupa, the Book Arts and Rare Book Curator in Special Collections at the University of Washington;

the Henry Art Gallery and EXHIBITIONS, including exhibitions of work by Chio Aoshima, Jasper Johns, Ann Lislegaard, Jeffrey Mitchell & Tivon Rice; new video from China; and photographic work by Imogen Cunningham, Nan Goldin, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Andy Warhol, and others, from the Henry's permanent collection;

and more, to be discovered...

We are REDUCING THE PRICE OF THE EVENT PASSES to $75 ($50 students). The passes will get you into all of the readings, the film screenings, book arts presentation, with access to the Henry Art Gallery and exhibitions. The pass also grants you local bookstore discounts, and includes a welcome packet with additional information and materials.

We are also offering a FULL SCHOLARSHIP to 10 people who would be otherwise unable to attend, and who can confirm they will be in attendance for all three days. Through the generosity of a donor, we are able to offer 10 Full Scholarships, which include all of the benefits and materials for a regular Event Pass. We are hoping that these Scholarships will make it possible for those who cannot otherwise attend to be there for the entire weekend. Please email us at wavepoetryweekend@gmail.com, and let us know a little bit about yourselves. Act soon, as this offer will disappear quickly.

Please let us know if you have any questions at all. You can reach us at wavepoetryweekend@gmail.com, or visit the Wave website at http://www.wavepoetry.com/catalog/79. We greatly appreciate your interest, and we look forward to seeing you here in Seattle this August!

Wave Books

1938 Fairview Avenue East, Suite 201
Seattle, Washington 98102

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