The Cascadia Tour 2016

Writers on the Fly is going on the road. The 2016 Cascadia Tour is set to visit 5 cities in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia from November 1-5, 2016. Each reading will feature 4-5 writers, and exhibit the work of some of fly fishing's best photographers, curated by Copi Vojta of The Flyfish Journal. In addition, each reading will feature a non-profit organization working for change in the areas of youth and conservation, helping to raise awareness (and funding) for the work they do.

The Cascadia Tour is made possible with generous support from Patagonia, Patagonia Books, and The Flyfish Journal.


11/1/16 | Patagonia Bend | Bend, Oregon

Join us for the kick off event in Bend, Oregon at Patagoina @ Bend. Featured writers include Steve Duda (editor of The Flyfish Journal), Brett Gaba (author of Flyfishing the Tidewaters of Maryland's Chesapeake Bay), Paul Moinester (co-founder of #KeepEmWet), and others. Local beer and snacks will be available, as well as the chance to win some sweet raffle prizes, all in support of The Fly Fishing Collaborative, an organization that utilizes a love of fly fishing to fight human trafficking and support orphanages in the third world. Free, 7 pm. Click here to join the Bend reading on Facebook.

11/2/16 | Patagonia Portland | Portland, Oregon

At Patagonia Portland, come out and enjoy a solid showcase from the Patagonia Books line-up! Authors Dylan Tomine and Cameron Chambers will read from Closer to the Ground and Chasing Rumor, respectively, and we'll also get the chance to hear stories from Patagonia Fly Fishing Ambassador Kate Taylor and poet Cameron K Scott whose new collection of poems, The Book of Cold Mountain, was recently published by Blue Light Press. The Portland event will feature the Wild Steelhead Coalition, an organization dedicated to the support and recovery of wild steelhead populations throughout their native range. Free, 7 pm. Click here to join the Portland reading on Facebook.

11/3/16 | Emerald Water Anglers | Seattle, Washington

The midway point of the tour brings us back to where WOTF began: Emerald Water Anglers in West Seattle. Join us at the shop where we'll here from an all-star line-up of local writers, including Langdon Cook (author of The Mushroom Hunters and Fat of the Land), Michael Doherty, Dylan Tomine, Steve Duda, and Cameron Chambers. Our featured non-profit for the Seattle event is YMCA's BOLD/GOLD Mountain School, an organization that provides opportunities for inner-city youth to experience the outdoors and learn wilderness skills. Enjoy libations from Georgetown Brewing Co., as always. Free, 7pm. Click here to join the Seattle reading on Facebook.

11/4/16 | Boundary Bay Brewery | Bellingham, Washington

The 4th stop of the tour brings us to Bellingham, hometown The Flyfish Journal, "fly fishing's coffee table bible." We'll hear work from Jeff Galbraith, publisher of TFFJ, as well as The Ski Journal and Frequency. Our other featured writers in Bellingham include Ann Nash, Jon Tobey, and Brett Gaba. North Sound Trout Unlimited will come out to tell us about the work they are doing in northwest Washington to protect and restore trout, salmon and steelhead fisheries. Free, 7 pm. Click here to join the Bellingham reading on Facebook. 

11/5/16 | Postmark Brewing, 397 Alexander | Vancouver, British Columbia

We'll finish things off north of the border at a location TBD soon. The tour finale will feature Dana Sturn, Sam Snyder (editor of Backcasts, from University of Chicago Press), Ann Nash, and Steve Duda, among others. Our fifth and final non-profit is the Steelhead Society of British Columbia, whose mission is to advocate on behalf of wild salmonids and the rivers they depend on in British Columbia. Free, 7 pm. Click here to join the Vancouver reading on Facebook.