OFN staff and graduate students will be traveling to Astoria for the 17th Annual FisherPoets Gathering to document some of the men and women who perform poetry, songs, and prose about their occupation.
This celebration of Northwest fisheries and fishers takes creative license as far as it can go and entertains visitors with some of the best spoken word performances in the US. Attendees can enjoy regional specialties at local restaurants and clubs, which host the poets, writers, and musicians; explore the Columbia River Maritime Museum, which also sponsors some sessions; and step aboard some of the commercial fishing boats tied up at Astoria’s working waterfront.
For more information, http://www.fisherpoets.org/fisherpoets-gathering-2014.html.
And if you can’t make it up to Astoria, you’ll have the opportunity to hear a few of Oregon’s premier fisher poets for our OFN benefit at Cozmic Pizza, May 1, 7-9 pm.
Updates in our next newsletter!