The Working Waterfront Festival is pleased to announce the release of Something Fishy, a live recording of poetry and stories from the Festival. Over the past 8 years every Festival performance has been recorded. This CD compilation represents some of the best stories and poems and features festival favorites: Dave Densmore, Moe Bowstern, Jon Campbell, Charlotte Enoksen, Bob Quinn, Geno Leech and others. Please join us Thursday, August 9th at 7:30 PM at the Seamen’s Bethel to celebrate the release of this unique recording. Jon Campbell, Charlotte Enoksen, Colin Williams, and Dawn Clifton-Tripp will read their work. Signed copies of the CD will be sold at the event with proceeds benefiting the Festival.
This year, taking a page from the Astoria Fisher Poets Gathering, poets, prose writers, and songwriters are invited to craft an original, new piece incorporating the following phrase: “Fishing, it’s in the blood”. Participants will share their piece at the Working Waterfront Festival’s Fisherpoetry Finale on Sunday, September 30th at 4:00 p.m. on the Steamship Stage. The audience will choose the winner who will take home a Festival t-shirt and copy of the Something Fishy CD.
The Working Waterfront Festival is a project of the Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern MA, a non-profit organization. The FREE festival, a family friendly, educational celebration of New England’s commercial fishing industry, features live maritime and ethnic music, fishermen’s contests, fresh seafood, vessel tours, author readings, cooking demonstrations, kid’s activities and more. It all takes place in New Bedford, MA, America’s #1 fishing port, on the last full weekend of September. Navigate to us at www.workingwaterfrontfestival.org.