Writers on the Fly #6: Steelhead Stories
November 19, 2015 at Georgetown Brewing Co. | 6:30 pm
A special benefit reading to support the Wild Steelhead Coalition!
Join us for Writers on the Fly #6 at Georgetown Brewing Company on November 19th for a special Steelhead-centric edition of Writers on the Fly!
Our featured readers (see below) will share stories and poems about everybody's favorite fish of a thousand casts. After the readings, we'll have a special Q & A discussion with the writers about the importance of writing in the flyfishing and conservation arenas.
Expect raffles, art for sale, shenanigans, and of course BEER!
More details to come!
John Larison | John is a teacher at Oregon State University, where he received his Master of Fine Arts degree in fiction. From his faculty bio:
John Larison has taught fiction, personal essay, and professional writing at OSU since 2007. His novels include Holding Lies (Skyhorse 2011) and Northwest of Normal (Barclay Creek 2009). He writes frequently about watershed ecology, salmon conservation, and fly fishing, and published the technical book The Complete Steelheader in 2007 (Stackpole Books). He serves as the Northwest Field Editor for Fly Fisherman magazine, and his essays and articles appear regularly in The Drake, Flyfish Journal, Gray's Sporting Journal, and Fly Rod and Reel. His story "Quartzville Creek" is forthcoming in the anthology The Seasonable Angler. He is at work on a new novel.
Dylan Tomine | This will be Dylan's second time reading at Writers on the Fly. Dylan is a passionate defender and advocate for wild steelhead who works tirelessly on hatchery reform and other steelhead conservation issues. Dylan's book, Closer to the Ground, was recently reissued by Patagonia Books complete with some fantastic photography layouts and recipes for some of the tasty foods Dylan writes about in the book. Dylan's work has been featured in The Drake and The Flyfish Journal, among other publications. Find more of his musings on food, fishing, and conservation at www.dylantomine.wordpress.com.
Cameron Scott | Also a return reader, Cameron comes back to Writers on the Fly after a summer guiding in Colorado. Cameron is a poet and artist who earned his MFA in creative writing from the University of Arizona. During the winter, Cameron can be found in northeast Oregon searching for steelhead and working for Fishtrap, an organization devoted to writing and the "West." Much of Cameron's work with Fishtrap involves teaching creative writing to youth and helping them realize their creative potential. Cameron's work has been published in a variety of journals and magazines. His poetry collection, The Book of Ocho, about a cat and it's cancer, was published in 2013.