Words on the Waves

October 19, 2013 - 1:00 PM

Private Houseboat Pier
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Private Houseboat Pier, Sausalito
Note: Since this event is held on private houseboats, a maximum of 125 tickets will be available. Exact location and transportation options will be sent after ticket purchase. For questions and info please email [email protected].

Attracting huge crowds in 2011, Words on the Waves has returned to exhibit North Bay writers aboard Sausalito houseboats. Join us for historical and contemporary readings, paella, and beverages — all within in a balmy, fogless, and picturesque floating community.

Phase 1: 1-2 pm

1A. The Last Free Ride: A Colorful History of the Sausalito Houseboats

Sausalito’s houseboats have long attracted writers, artists, musicians, filmmakers, and radicals. During the 1950s and ‘60s Anais Nin, Allen Ginsberg, Alan Watts, and the Weather Underground all lived in the community. Readings will illuminate this rich history.

Larry Clinton, Annie Sutter, Joe Tate, Steefenie Wicks

3. Beached

Sea lion suicide? Monk seal murder? Learn about the secret lives of marine mammals with surprising research from these authors. Discover how sea animals can teach us about ourselves, showing us the long and unsteady journey back to our evolution from the sea.

Laurel Braitman, Jon Mooallem

23. Rough Seas and Safe Harbors

The stormy ways of life, death, and everything in between is the stuff of great literary epics. The Tuesday Night Writers will present tales of facing storms and finding refuge — or not. Including a reading in memory of the late Jon Wells.

Cyndi Cady, Chris Cole, Amanda Conran, Tanya Egan Gibson, Tom Joyce, Jon Wells

34. Six Word Memoir: Loose Lips Sink Ships

Six-Word Memoirs®, the popular book series and digital phenomenon fromSMITHmag.net, brings together writers to share stories on the theme “Loose Lips Sink Ships.” Each storyteller will offer a six-word memoir and reveal its backstory in six minutes. At the end of the program everyone is invited to share their own six-word memoir in an audience participation slam. Emceed by Larry Smith.

Piper Kerman, Joe Loya, Joyce Maynard, Larry Smith, Tricia Boczkowski

45. Poetry Boat: Building Bridges with Words

Here on the water, poetry shimmers beneath the beauty that surrounds us. This session will explore the spoken word of poems inspired by water, bridges, and the mystery of connection.

Ben Davis, Vanda Marlow, Kim Rosen

Phase 2: 2-3 pm

12. Poetry Fairie

Spend 10 minutes on a private visit with the South Forty’s very own Poetry Fairie in her tiny boat with its floating English garden. She will ask you a couple of questions, then speak a poem especially chosen for you, to comfort, inspire or make you laugh.

Vanda Marlow

20. Sunken Treasure: Excavation and Expose: The Power of Investigative Reporting

A robust media and investigative journalism go hand in hand. Effective investigative journalism enables the public to deepen their understandings of complex social, environmental and political issues and inspires dialogue, debate and civic participation on local, national and international levels. During this session, investigative journalists will read from their works exploring issues as diverse as water and climate change in Bhutan, modern-day slavery on Thai fishing boats, and “super-survivors.” Curated by Diana Cohn.

David Feldman, PhD, Lee Daniel Kravetz, Jacques Leslie, Shannon Service

34. Six Word Memoir: Loose Lips Sink Ships

Six-Word Memoirs®, the popular book series and digital phenomenon fromSMITHmag.net, brings together writers to share stories on the theme “Loose Lips Sink Ships.” Each storyteller will offer a six-word memoir and reveal its backstory in six minutes. At the end of the program everyone is invited to share their own six-word memoir in an audience participation slam. Emceed by Larry Smith.

Piper Kerman, Joe Loya, Joyce Maynard, Larry Smith, Tricia Boczkowski

38. Practical Classics

Sometimes there’s nothing better than making vintage literature fresh, urgent, and relevant. Kevin Smokler has taken on this task with humor and verve, giving curious readers the chance to get intimate with some classics that you never knew you’d love until now.

Sam Barry, Caroline MacNeill Hall, Michael MacNeill, Janis Newman, Holly Payne, Kevin Smokler

42. Marin Authors from Rebound Books

Rebound Bookstore hosts a crew of writers who have charted the boundaries of their genres. Each one has netted critical and audience acclaim by setting sail to unexplored points on the compass.

Paul Liberatore, Linda Watanabe McFerrin, Dean Rader, Gail Strickland

Phase 3: 3-3:30 pm

Common Area: Readings, Raffle Prize Winners Announced

Phil Bronstein, Joyce Maynard

After Party: 3:30-5 pm

After-party with paella (seafood and veggie), corn chowder, cornbread, beer and wine.


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