About Us

Vol. 3, Issue 4: December 2015

Based in the new Tannery Arts and Digital Media Center Studios, in Santa Cruz, California., we take as our mission capturing the vibrant creative spirit of the West Coast in writing and art from around the world.

Catamaran Literary Reader features fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and the visual arts. The twelfth quarterly issue of the magazine was released in December 2015 and is available now. 

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. 


Catamaran Literary Reader now offers workshops led by local writers, artists, poets, and craftspeople at the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz.  Workshops are on a variety of topics relating to fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Explore new artistic forms, revitalize old pieces, and work with fellow creatives in a personal, nurturing setting, guided by knowledgeable instructors.


Join us for a salon with Catamaran Issue 12 featured artist and UCSC art professor Frank Galuszka at Gabriella Cafe on February 2nd.