Dinner prepared by local chefs at the Homeless Garden Project with a literary reading by Jonathan Franzen
Join us to celebrate the release of Broken Kingdom by Michelle Bitting, winner of the 2018 Catamaran Poetry Prize for West Coast Poets
Reception from 5:00 - 6:30
6:30 - 7:15: Readings by prize finalists Charles Jensen, Gabrielle Myers, and Helen Wickes followed by a reading by Michelle Bitting from Broken Kingdom. Contest judge Zack Rogow will introduce the poets.
7:30 - 8:00 Broken Kingdom book signing
Salesforce East, Ohana room 30th floor
Fall Issue Launch
Radius Art Gallery in Santa Cruz
Join us for the launch of the 23rd issue of Catamaran, our fall 2018 issue.
Reception will be from 6:00 - 6:30pm and readings will follow the reception.
Contributor readings by:
Hugh Fowler, Laird Harrison, Helen Simkin Jara,
Patti Jazanoski, Dion O’Reilly, Neal Snidow, and Potter Wickware
Join us for an evening of fine dining and poetry with Catamaran Poetry Prize winner Michelle Bitting and finalist Farnaz Fatemi.
Dinner at 6:00pm followed by poetry readings and discussion at 7:00pm. The prize winning book Broken Kingdom by Michelle Bitting will be available for purchase and signing.
Reservations are required. Please phone Gabriella Cafe to make your reservation at:
Join us for a "Lit Chat" with Catamaran contributor and Santa Cruz based author Peggy Townsend. Peggy has released a new book in June titled "See Her Run", the first in a series of mystery novels featuring character Aloa Snow, an independent journalist.
Lit Chat is at the Catamaran studio, and is part of First Friday open studios at the Tannery Arts Center.
6:00 - 6:30 reception
6:30 - 7:00 reading and conversation with the author
7:00 - 7:30 book signings
San Jose Poetry Festival
Visit Catamaran at the small press book fair during the San Jose Poetry Festival. We will have our new book Broken Kingdom by Michelle Bitting available. Newly published Broken Kingdom was the winner of the 2018 Catamaran Poetry Prize. We’ll have flyers about upcoming launch events for the poetry prize, our recent Best American Poetry winning issues of Catamaran, and discounted back issues of Catamaran too! Stop by and say hello!
Join us at the R.Blitzer Gallery to view the original artwork from our fine art contributors to our 4 quarterly issue of 2017. Opening reception on First Friday May 4th from 5:30-8:30 pm.
Sarah Bianco, Rob Blitzer, Arie Galles, Peter Harris, Stefanie Heit, Bridget Henry, Phyllis Herfield, Frank Hyder, Andrew Jackson, Ralph Joachim, Judy Mensch, Linda Nunes, Brian Rounds, Blaise Rosenthal, Dixie Salazar, Gina Werfel, Bruce Willey
Visit Catamaran at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books in Booth #203 for special discounts on conference registration and magazine bundles.
Join us on April 10th at Gabriella Cafe for dinner and a literary salon with Susan Sherman. Susan will talk about her book If You Are There which has just been released in paperback. Books will be available for signing after the talk. Phone Gabriella Cafe at 831 457-1677 to reserve, space is limited
Join us on First Friday at the Tannery Arts Center in studio #118 to meet Catamaran contributor and author Jacqueline Doyle. Well host an author reception at 6:00 and an informal discussion with the author at 6:30 as she reads from her new book and talks about her writing process. Her books will be available for purchase. At 7:00 we will have a book signing.
Join us at Gabriella Cafe for dinner followed by a literary discussion with best selling author Karen Joy Fowler. Karen will continue the conversation she began in the fall 2017 issue of Catamaran "Writing the Ordinary as Strange" and talk about her writing with salon attendees. Her books will be available for sale and signing at the salon.
Reservations are required by phoning Gabriella Cafe at 831 457-1677
Join us during the First Friday art walk at the Tannery Arts Center for a "Lit Chat" with Catamaran contributor, poet Adela Najarro to celebrate her new collection of poetry Twice Told Over. Reception at 6:00 followed by a Q&A and discussion with Adela on her poetry. Adela's books will be available for purchase and siging