Based in the new Tannery Arts and Digital Media Center Studios, in Santa Cruz, CA., our mission is to capture the vibrant creative spirit of The West Coast in writing and art from around the world.
Catamaran Literary Reader published its sixth issue in May 2014. Catamaran features fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and the visual arts.
We seek to present diverse national and international voices around the themes of the natural world and the environment, the arts and artistic spirit, and personal journey and freedom.
Summer Writing Conference
At Catamaran Literary Reader, our artistic themes tap into the rich literary history and beautiful setting of the California Central Coast. We invite you to transform your own creative work in the scenic location of Pebble Beach, a major source of inspiration for writers from John Steinbeck to Robinson Jeffers. The registration fee of $1200 by July 15th includes four nights lodging at the Robert Louis Stevenson campus on 17-Mile Drive, 12 meals, 4 days of literary workshop in a small group of 12, daily literary themed excursions, and nightly receptions and presentations. Additionally, for local writers interested in attending the conference with all the workshop benefits but without the room accommodations, we are offering an additional $400 discount, making registration for locals just $800 for the five day conference. Price is for a single room. All rooms have two beds, and attendees may share with a friend registered with the local rate for a double room.