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Vol. 3, Issue 2: June 2015

Vol. 3, Issue 2: June 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 ninth issue of the magazine was released in March 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. 




Register now for Catamaran's summer writing conference in Pebble Beach.

August 12-16, 2015

Catamaran 2nd Annual Writing Conference at Robert Louis Stevenson campus in Pebble Beach

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).


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.