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20th Anniversary 3:15 Experiment Events June 2, 2013 2:30am-6pm

June 1, 2013

    479035_10151869657863626_754409761_o Join an epic conversation… an experiment in writing in altered states of consciousness!

By exploring hypnogogic and hypnopompic states (between sleeping and waking), The 3:15 Experiment challenges writers, provides insight into the collective sleeping/dreaming mind, and creates a conversation through an unusual ritual that is individual yet collaborative, disciplined yet open. Wherever you are on the globe, join this menagerie of poets in the experiment June 2 at 3:15am and 3:15pm Pacific Standard Time. Or join us in Seattle for these special 20th Anniversary 3:15 Experiment Events!

  The 20th Anniversary of the 3:15 Experiment
June 2, 2013

Seattle Events

2:30am Reading
3:15am Writing
During the Allen Ginsberg Marathon
Spring Street Center

1101 15th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122

Danika Dinsmore, Vancouver BC
Paul Nelson, Seattle
Gwendolyn Alley, Ventura CA
Tod McCoy, Seattle



            noon -2pm Breakout Brunch
“the future of The 3:15 Experiment”
Chaco Canyon Cafe

Anyone interested in the future of the 3:15 Experiment is welcome to join the 3:15 cognizanti for brunch at the fabulous Chaco Canyon Cafe in West Seattle.
Enjoy fresh vegetarian food while discussing and strategizing 20th anniversary activities and beyond including a presence at AWP (Association of Writing Programs) and Naropa University in 2014.

& Poets’ Living Room Open Mic
Hydra House (a brief walk from Chaco Canyon Cafe; email or tweet for directions).481759_10152854315935183_1735640200_n

At En Theos / Hydra House Headquarters in West Seattle (publisher of Between Sleeps anthology).  30 mins walk from the brunch for those interested in walking and talking along the way. Everyone welcome to share poetry (3:15 or other) in this living room style open mic. Wine, cheese, and other nibblies will be provided. At 3:15 PM, as part of my PhD fieldwork, I will lead us in a writing exercise in active imagination. Bring books to sell, share or trade! EMAIL infoATdanikadinsmore for location address.

Event hashtag: #315Experiment.

Video and 3:15 Experiment Poem on How To Write at 3:15.

Join our facebook group!

HOW TO PLAY June 2 and August 2013

  • Begin at 3:15 AM on August 1st (so set your alarms on JULY 31). Continue each day until August 31.
  • You may write any length, style, form, content, voice, rhythm, etc.
  • DO NOT EDIT your work. This is raw stuff, baby. That’s part of the experiment. You are welcome to edit, collage, break apart the poems later for whatever purpose you choose, but please SHARE THE RAW STUFF with the rest of the group here or on the website once the experiment is over.
  • (Optional) Do not read what you have written until the month is over, except to skim the work to make sure everything is legible.
  • TIP: do not use a felt tip pen unless you don’t care about ink stains on your bed. Many a poet has fallen asleep in the middle of writing.
  • If you can help it, don’t even get out of bed! The point is to ride that dream state, that precarious point between sleeping and waking and sleeping.

    gwendolynalley@yahoo.com monotype by Gary Chafe
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