2017 fisherpoet-on-bellingham bay Guidelines
Prose, Poetry, Films, and Songs of the Sea
Aug. 18 Registration Deadline
Aug. 25 Acceptance Notifications emailed
Sept. 11 Confirmation Packet emailed (details about times, venue, equipment, etc.)
Eligibility: Everyone wanting to share a video, story, poem, or song about their adventures on the water. While most of the presentations relate to commercial fishing, we are open to all types of marine boating.
Content: For a taste of the type of content we’re looking for, take a look around the original FisherPoetsGathering in Astoria, OR http://www.fisherpoets.org/. While the original event celebrates commercial fishing, here in Bellingham wecelebrate all water-related activities through poetry, prose, video, and song.
Types of Presentations: We welcome videos/films, stories, poems, songs, ballads, sea chanteys and more. If you are presenting a film, please indicate the type of A-V equipment you’ll need.
Note: Because some of the venues welcome families, we ask that if you are presenting before 9 p.m., that you keep your content family-friendly. After 9 p.m., go for it!
Length of each Presentation: 15 minutes.
Compensation: To assist with travel and per diem expenses, we provide stipends:
- $20 for Whatcom County
- $100 – outside Whatcom County but within Washington State
- $200 –presenters outside the State of Washington
Charge to Attendees: $5 for a button for entry into all venues. Each venue will have a‘greeter’ ready to sell buttons.
Order of Events:
5 to 8:30 p.m. - Friday SeaFeed
- Continuous loop of films projected
- Short presentation (15 min)
8 to 11 p.m.- FisherPoets-on-Bellingham Bay Begins! (might begin earlier at a few venues)
- Depot Market Square
- Boundary Bay Mountain Room
- Honeymoon Mead & Cider Bar
- Chuckanut Brewery - videos
Merchandise: We welcome sales of merchandise such as anthologies, notecards, art work, CDs, DVDs, etc. A merchandise table will be set up at the Friday SeaFeed, organized and staffed by Village Books, with each contributor receiving 60% of their sales. Email email@example.com if you have any questions regarding the sale of merchandise.
Equipment/Set-Up: Most of the venues will have a stage. All will have a public address (P.A.) system. Musicians, please specify the exact equipment that you require.
Masters of Ceremonies (M.C.): Each venue will operate with an M.C.
Please complete the Registration at your earliest convenience.
Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org . We will respond quickly.