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Vol. 3, Issue 1: March 2015

Vol. 3, Issue 1: March 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 will appear in March 2015. 

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. 

Join Catamaran in Los Angeles at Stories in Echo Park and the L.A. Book Festival, April 17-19 2015

Stories in Echo Park

Stories in Echo Park

Join Catamaran Literary Reader in Los Angeles this upcoming weekend (April 17-19) for a fun-filled festival of literature. On Friday, April 17th, Stories in Echo Park will be hosting a reading featuring Catamaran Literary Reader contributors Charles Hood, Barbara Tannenbaum, and Aleida Rodriguez. Each reading will uniquely capture the spirit of Los Angeles that Catamaran Literary Reader is so proud to honor. The reception begins at 7 pm, followed by readings from 7:30 to 8:30, which will be followed by signings and a Q&A for the authors. On Saturday and Sunday (April 18-19), join Catamaran Literary Reader on the USC Campus. Stop by our booth #968 for information on the publication and our upcoming Summer Writer's Conference. We hope to see you there!


Register for the Catamaran 2nd Annual Writing Conference

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).

Writer's Cove on KUSP's Poetry Show

This week, participants of the poetry workshop with Dennis Morton will be featured on 88.9 FM KUSP's Sunday Poetry Show.

Tune in on Sunday from 9-10 pm to hear poetry from the inaugural workshop class at Catamaran Literary Reader!

KUSP's poetry show is co-hosted by Dennis Morton, Lesley-Anne Taylor, Susan Freeman - Learn more at: http://blogs.kusp.org/poetryshow/


  Congratulations to everyone on the inaugural Catamaran workshop with Dennis Morton!


Congratulations to everyone on the inaugural Catamaran workshop with Dennis Morton!