**River’s End Fisher Poets gathering will be postponed pending updates to the re-opening of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site *
Join us for the River’s End Fisher Poets gathering held in the Cannery’s Ice House on Saturday, March 28th from 1pm to 3pm. Admission is free for the event (regular admission applies for the museum).
A crew of commercial fishers and shore workers will share their creative writing about Canada’s west coast fishing industry during this afternoon of poetry, song and spoken word. The allure of fishing will shine through their performances.
Lead fisher and organizer Wilfred Wilson is a commercial fisherman and poet of Musqueam descent, who has been fishing for over 55 years. He has been writing poetry nearly as long. His works share the excitement of a great catch, the disappointment of an empty net, the allure of the sea, and the longing for home, all experienced during his fishing career. This is the fourth year that the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society has hosted the gathering organized by Wilson and inspired by the annual Fisher Poets event in Astoria, Oregon.
For anyone interested in participating as a presenter, please email us or call: 604.664.9282 for Shannon King.
Seating will be limited for the event; please register in advance on Eventbrite here.
Light refreshments will be provided, and doors will open at 12:30pm.
The Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site commemorates the history of Canada’s west coast commercial fishing industry.