Come to Boundary Bay Brewery for the first annual FisherPoets-on-Bellingham Bay event. This is coinciding with SeaFeast in Bellingham, a new celebration of the commercial seafood industry. Many fisher poets are performing throughout the day, including me.
The Fairhaven Library will be hosting four writing workshops on September 30. Maritime Ballad Writing by John von Amerongen, The Elements of Storytelling by Moe Bowstern, How to Write Like a Fisherman by Jon Broderick, and a Poetry Out Loud seminar by Clemens Starck cost only $10 each.
Join museum professionals, historians, and others for the annual conference/ family reunion at the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives and Museum Building. Pacific historian David Igler will present the keynote address. His work The Great Ocean: Pacific Worlds from Captain Cook to the Gold Rush presents intriguing ways to consider the historical connections that spanned the Pacific Ocean- ways that wholly incorporate Alaska.
I'll be presenting on Fort Kodiak, 1868- 1870 and taking part in the Fisheries History Speed Talk Session, during which a variety of projects dedicated to seafood industry culture will be introduced. This year's conference in many ways is the culmination of the Alaska Historic Canneries Initiative and will feature many sessions dedicated to the history of the seafood industry. For information on the conference, including registration, visit the conference webpage.
I'm heading to Petersburg, Alaska to work with staff at the Clausen Memorial Museum create collections and inventory procedures. While I'm there, I will be presenting on the Alaska Historic Canneries Initiative at the Petersburg Library on Monday, August 15.