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Vol. 6, Issue 1: Winter 2018

Highlights from the Winter 2018 issue:

In this issue of Catamaran, we concentrate on the natural elements and how they guide our everyday lives, examining their destructive and creative powers. One of America's greatest poets and angelic troublemakers Lawrence Ferlighetti shares with us the exquisite, "At Sea." The artwork of Enrique Leal puts us face to face with the beginnings of life, calling us to examine the complexities of newness. Catamaran Writing Conference attendees Billy Baites, Karen Ackland, and Randy Fowler share their stunning prose.  Maggie Paul interviews Paterson Poetry Prize winner Dorianne Laux on her methods of craft and technique. Best American Essays 2016 finalist Richard Lange invites us into the alluring world of birdwatching with, "A Little Extra Weight." Founder of Bookshop Santa Cruz and former Santa Cruz Mayor Neal Coonerty evokes introspection in "A Series of Short Poems."  


Thursday Feb 1: Winter Issue Launch Readings and Reception 


Santa Cruz Art League  

526 Broadway, in downtown Santa Cruz

Reception 6:00, Readings at 6:30

with music by The Rivervale Ramblers

Featuring Contributor Readings by: 

Karen Ackland, Billy baites, neal coonerty, randy fowler, dana frank, richard m. lange, adela najarro, liza allen ortiz


Catamaran Center for the Literary Arts

Spring writing workshops at the Tannery Arts Center begin in March