Date(s) - 07/16/2016
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The series is sponsored by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Folk & Traditional Arts in the Parks Program.
Concerts will be each Saturday at 7 p.m.
Admission to the shows are free, but a Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the state park.
All performances are in the West Beach amphitheater on the Whidbey Island side of the park, weather permitting. If it’s raining, the performances will move to the East Cranberry Lake picnic shelter, also on the Whidbey Island side.
Second performance: Fisher Poets John Van Amerongen and Erin Fristad
July 16th, 2016
Erin Fristad and John van Amerongen share their experiences and adventures in the commercial fishing industry and their intimate relationships with the ocean through words and music.
Erin Fristad survived 15 years as a deckhand fishing waters from the Columbia River to Togiak, Alaska. She chased crab, herring and salmon; and for five years, pursued fish in the name of science. Her work is published widely in journals and anthologies, and she was featured in the documentary film FISHER POETS. Her first collection of poems, The Glass Jar, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press in July 2016. Learn more here: www.erinfristad.com.
John van Amerongen was one of the original performers at the annual Fisher Poets’ Gathering in Astoria, Oregon. In his early years, he worked as a professional shipwright and commercial fisherman. He then spent a couple of decades as Editor in Chief of Alaska Fisherman’s Journal, the leading trade newspaper for the North