About Us

Vol. 4, Issue 2: July 2016

Catamaran was founded in 2012 in the Tannery Arts Center Studios in Santa Cruz, California.  Our mission is to capture the vibrant creative spirit in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction and to publish the best writing we can find in a narrative together with fine art. Our magazine is full size on high quality paper for your reading pleasure, and it is a full color experience, like walking into an art gallery. 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 the personal journey and freedom. 

The 14th quarterly issue of the magazine was released in July 2016 and is available now on our website store and in bookstores nationwide. 


Register now for the 3rd Annual Catamaran Writing Conference, July 31 - August 4th 2016

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 such as Robert Louis Stevenson, John Steinbeck, and Robinson Jeffers. The conference will be held on the campus of the Robert Louis Stevenson school located in the 17 Mile Drive, and attendees will meet in the elegant Stevenson classrooms. You'll participate in intensive small group workshops 3 hours each morning, and have a variety of afternoon craft talks, local literary themed excursions, and evening readings to choose from each day.  Lodging and all meals are included. Come write with us!

2016 Faculty:

Fiction: Charlie Jane Anders, Molly Gloss, Elizabeth McKenzie

Poetry: Joseph Millar, Zack Rogow

Creative Nonfiction: Frances Lefkowitz, Elizabeth Rosner

Art: Margaret Niven

The conference will run from July 31 through August 4th, 2016.