July 16
7 PM

Newport Visual
Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive
Newport OR 97365

open mic follows

Admission $6.00
Free to Students


Moe Bowstern

Moe Bowstern, star performer at the Fisher Poets Gathering in Astoria and FisherPoets On The Edge in Newport, got her first boat job cooking on a salmon tender on Kodiak when she was 18. When her grumpy crewmates told her she'd never make it on a fishing boat, she swore she'd do it just to prove t hem wrong.

After graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in English Literature, Bowstern spent the next nine springs and summers working as a deckhand and skiff operator in the salmon, herring, halibut and cod fisheries of Kodiak Island, Alaska. Her work has been published in the anthologies Salt In Our Veins, and Drive, and in the Alaska Fishermen's Journal. She has also written for and published dozens of ‘zines and was nominated for a 2003 Independent Press Award.