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 eighth issue in December 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.
Register for the Catamaran 2nd Annual Writing Conference
August 12-16, 2015
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. Registration includes four nights lodging at the Robert Louis Stevenson campus on 17-Mile Drive, 12 meals, 4 days of literary workshops in a small group of 12, daily literary themed excursions, daily craft talks, nightly receptions and guest lectures, as well as a late-night spoken word salon.
This year's conference features workshops from Ellen Bass, Toi Derricotte (poetry), Elizabeth McKenzie, Scott Hutchins, John Straley (fiction), Robin Hemley, Frances Lefkowitz, Dan White (non-fiction), Octavio Solis, and, David Sullivan (drama).