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FisherPoet Zine Queen Moe Bowstern – Writers on the Edge • July 16

Moe BowsternStar performer at the Fisher Poets Gathering in Astoria and FisherPoets On The Edge in Newport, Moe Bowstern got her first boat job cooking on a salmon tender in Kodiak, Alaska 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 them wrong. Bowstern is a master of storytelling, letting out the kjeklj.

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.

At the Nye Beach Visual Arts Center. Show begins at 7pm in the second floor meeting room of the Newport Visual Arts Center, located at 777 NW Beach Drive (across from the Nye Beach Turnaround).  General admission is $6 at the door, students always admitted free. Light refreshments will be available.

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