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Saturday, April 22 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, Poetry

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This reading celebrates the Cascadia Field Guide, a culmination of art, poetry, and stories that connect the reader to the beautiful and diverse landscapes of Cascadia and the beings that live there. Cascadia is the ecoregion stretching from South East Alaska to Northern California, spanning 2500 miles of the Pacific Coast. In this reading we will hear poems from anthology editors Derek Sheffield, Elizabeth Bradfield, and CMarie Fuhrman along with contributors Andrew C. Gottlieb, Betsy Aoki, and Gabrielle Bates. There will be another event celebrating the Cascadia anthology on Sunday that will feature readings during a guided outdoor walk beginning at High Bridge Park. Learn more about that event here!

To attend this event, you must purchase a Book Fair & Events Pass which covers entry into our two-day Book Fair and all 17 events taking place at the Montvale Event Center. Tickets will go on sale Monday, March 20th at 8am.

We would like to thank Western Colorado University's MFA in Creative Writing for their sponsorship of this event. Click here to learn more about Western and their MFA program, which offers four unique concentrations: Genre Fiction, Nature Writing, Poetry, and Screenwriting for Feature Film and Television. Learn more about Western Colorado University's MFA program and all of our other supporters on our sponsor page.

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Andrew C. Gottlieb

Andrew C. Gottlieb's first full-length collection of poems, Tales of a Distance, came out in 2022, and he's the author of two chapbooks of poems, Flow Variations, Finishing Line Press 2017, and Halflives, published by New Michigan Press in 2005. Other writing—book reviews, essays... Read More →
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Betsy Aoki

Elizabeth (Betsy) Aoki is a poet, fiction writer and game producer. Her first poetry collection, Breakpoint was a 2019 National Poetry Series Finalist  and published in March 2022 by Tebot Bach as the winner of the Patricia Bibby First Book Award.  Her poem “Slouching like a velvet rope” won the 2021 Auburn Witness Poetry Prize, selected by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Jericho Brown.Aoki has received fellowships from the... Read More →
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Gabrielle Bates

Gabrielle Bates is the author of the poetry collection Judas Goat (Tin House, 2023). Her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, Ploughshares, APR, and Best American Experimental Writing, among other journals and anthologies. Originally from... Read More →
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CMarie Fuhrman

CMarie Fuhrman is an author and poet whose work is rooted in the landscape of the West. She is the author of the collection of poems, Camped Beneath the Dam, and co-editor of two significant anthologies, Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, and Poetry and Native Voices: Indigenous... Read More →
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Elizabeth Bradfield

Elizabeth Bradfield is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently Toward Antarctica, which uses haibun and her photographs to query the work of guiding tourists in Antarctica, and Theorem, a collaboration with artist Antonia Contro. She has co-edited the anthologies Broadsided... Read More →
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Derek Sheffield

Derek Sheffield’s collection, Not for Luck, was selected by Mark Doty for the Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize. His other books include Through the Second Skin, Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy, and Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, Poetry. He... Read More →

Saturday April 22, 2023 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Montvale Event Center: Ella's Theater 1019 W 1st Ave