Fisher Poets Gathering

Fisher Poets Gathering

Three-day weekend in late February
The Fisher Poets Gathering annually brings together poets, musicians, and story-tellers with an interest in fishing, particularly the lives of commercial fishers. Performances and meetings take place in various venues in the historic coastal town of Astoria, Ore., which boasts a still-working waterfront and a rich maritime history.
The centerpieces of the Fisher Poets Gathering are poetry and prose readings, story telling, and open microphone sessions in the evenings. Daytime workshops are available in such areas as creative writing, video-making, painting, and photography. Attendees can also enjoy live music, panels and lectures on fishing-industry issues, and art exhibits. Participants' literary contributions range from poignant personal memoirs to bawdy songs. The gathering was founded in 1998 by local writer Jon Broderick.
CONTACTS:
Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce
111 W. Marine Dr.
P.O. Box 176
Astoria, OR 97103-6807
503-325-6311 or 800-875-6807; fax: 503-325-9767
www.clatsopcollege.com/fisherpoets/contact_fpg.html
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