|2013 Fisher Poets|
Time to set the net! The 2015 Fisher Poets Gathering is almost here! This is the 18th annual Fisher Poets Gathering set in beautiful downtown Astoria, Oregon, February 27th until March 1st. And, hey ya, if you are looking at me, you are looking at one of this year's performers! This will be my 4th FPs and I can't wait! I've been working hard on my polishing up my fish tales.
Folks, we got quite aline up this year, the deck is awash is poets. Some 85 participants will be at the helm this year. That may even be a record run!
|Dave Densmore 2013 (photo by Jen Pickett)|
|Dennis McGuire 2013 (photo by Jen Pickett)|
I had to give it a miss last year, I was dog-sitting in England. But will be there will bells on this year! Even if I do have do come all the way from Finland. Its worth it to see all my fishin' buddies again and hear their song, poems and stories.
|Ron McDaniel, Jen Pickett, and Steve Schoonmaker|
As one fan says, "there is something in the FPs that cannot be described in clear words.
I've got a deep appreciation towards fishermen and fisherwomen..." So come see for yourself!
I'm having a hard time describing FPs gathering here... a bit at a loss for words, other than it is totally awesome. Let's take a look at how their web site describes it:
Expect performances from scores of fisherpoets Friday and Saturday nights and lots of company. Saturday morning we'll have writing and issues-related workshops, tours of old canneries and working fishing boats. Saturday afternoon we'll have film at the Columbian Theater and our Story Circle at the Astoria Event Center. Our bookstore, the Gearshack, will be open all weekend for fans to check out their favorite fisherpoets' books and cds or to bid on silent auction items or to sit on on the occasional musicians' jams there. Stay late for the annual Poetry Contest finale and for open mic and for dancing. Sunday morning we'll say "farewell" at the Astoria Event Center with a little Gospel sing just for fun followed by something very short from those what want to.
|Jay Speakman & Jon Broderick, the grandfathers of FPs|
But to really savor the flavor, which is as rich as King Salmon, you have to see it for yourself. Hope to see you in Astoria!
|Ron McDaniel & Carey Jones (photo by Jen Pickett)|