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Vol. 5, Issue 3: Fall 2017

Highlights from the issue:

Catamaran editor Elizabeth McKenzie interviews PEN/Faulkner winner Karen Joy Fowler. Enjoy cover artist Zaria Forman’s photo-realistic pastels of icebergs and crashing waves, and Disney Sleeping Beauty artist Eyvind Earle's Central Coast landscapes. In our science and nature writing feature, read marine biologist Shannon Fowler's memoir about her journey with the ocean through love and loss. Our short fiction includes a story by Benjamin Pack describing the fast-growing eucalyptus outside his apartment window in urban Los Angeles, and in  “Bangr” by Justin Allen, a somewhat satirical look at the booming San Francisco tech scene. In poetry “Anthropocentrism” by Simon Nino Diego Baena, and “Wallowa Lake Tramway, Oregon,” by Abby Caplin both reflect on melting glaciers. The 19th quarterly issue of the magazine is available now in bookstores. 


Friday Nov 10: Fall Issue Launch Readings and Reception 

Radius Art Gallery

1050 River St studio 127

Santa Cruz

Reception 6:00, Readings 6:30

Readings by:

Justin J.Allen,Abby Caplin,Anne Cheilek,Karen Joy Fowler,Steven Nightingale,RCA O’Neal


Catamaran Center for the Literary Arts

Fall courses begin October 18th



Enroll now in our fall writing workshops at the Tannery Arts Center

Courses run October 18th - November 29th in Memoir, Creative Process, and Poetry