Founded Dec 13, 1993

Founded Dec 13, 1993

SPLAB is the non-profit which has created the festival, facilitated the 2012 and 2014 editions and coordinates with other local organizing committees, including the 2015 Cascadia Festival in Nanaimo.

Festival contact:                                 Volunteer contact:

David Fraser                                                  (Yes, we need you!)                          
1560 Arbutus Drive                              
Nanoose Bay, BC                                       
V9P 9C8


Registration is now open for the Cascadia Poetry Festival Small Press Fair, April 30 – May 3, 2015, at Vancouver Island University. For $100, each participating organization (not limited to small presses) will receive: Small Press Fair table – 4 feet, 4 Gold Passes (admittance to all events.*), mentions on the website and in the program. For $50, micro-presses etc. will receive 1/2 table and have their logo on the website, plus 2 Gold Passes. (pdf of all this here.)

Single event tickets are $10, available at the door.

All funds are non-returnable.

Prefer to send a cheque?  Make it out to The WordStorm Society of the Arts (Non-Profit Society registered with the province of British Columbia and one of the main organizers for the Cascadia Poetry Festival). Mail to: David Fraser, 1560 Arbutus Drive, Nanoose Bay, BC, V9P 9C8

$25 – Gold Pass

General admission to all events (except workshops).* ($25 + PayPal fee = $26.00)

Pick up your prepaid Gold Passes at VIU (Small Press Fair, Building 355) upon arrival. Gold Pass includes free parking at VIU.

Workshop #2: Tolbert/Peters (details here)                    Friday, May 1, 1:00 – 4:00pm SOLD OUT! 

Workshop #4: Hillman/McKinnon/Stanley (details here)  Saturday, May 2, 2:00 – 5:00pm SOLD OUT!

If you’d like to be on the wait list email David Fraser

$100 – Small Press Fair Table

4 feet. Includes 4 Gold Passes, mentions on the website and in the program. ($100 + PayPal fee = $103.00) (Details here)

$50 – Small Press Fair 1/2 Table

2 feet. Includes 2 Gold Passes, mentions on the website. ($50 + PayPal fee = $53.00)

$500 – Douglas Fir Sponsor

Logo on Website and on poster and Half Page ad in program, on site signage (space for your banner) and mentions on stage and through social networking. ($500 + PayPal fee = $515.00)

$1,000 – Red Cedar Sponsor

Logo on Website and on poster, Full Page ad in program, on site signage (space for your banner) and mentions on stage and through social networking. ($1000 + PayPal fee = $1030.00)

  • Some events have limited space and are first come, first served.

Venues include Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo Museum and The Globe Bar & Grill. Contact: to arrange sponsorship. Payments are non-refundable.


Spruce Donation $10.00

Pine Donation $20.00

Cottonwood Donation $30.00

Willow Donation $40.00

Maple Donation $50.00

Garry Oak Donation $100.00

Arbutus Donation $200.00

Sitka Spruce Donation $400.00

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