Save the Date: 2024 FisherPoets Gathering

A celebration of the commercial fishing industry in poetry, prose, and song. 


27th Annual FisherPoets Gathering: Astoria, Oregon


The poets, songwriters, and storytellers of commercial fishing will once again gather for the 25th annual FisherPoets Gathering. Join friends and/or make new ones as we celebrate the trials, triumphs and creative impulse of those who brave the waters to fish for the rest of us.

27th Annual FisherPoets Gathering Poster. Five pencils and one fish are in the image.

When: February 23-25, 2024

Where: FisherPoets Gathering Gearshack
1154 Commercial St, Suite A (lower level, accessible from Marine Drive by going down the stairs.)

All are welcome. A $20 event button gets you into all venues and workshops​ for the weekend. During the Gathering, the buttons are also available at all venue doors and the FisherPoets Gathering Gearshack.


The week of the Gathering, buttons are available in downtown Astoria: 
  • Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce, 111 Marine Dr
  • Astoria Brewing Company, 144 11th St
  • RiverSea Gallery, 1160 Commercial St
  • Old Town Framing, 1287 Commercial St


    FisherPoets Special Event:

    Challenges and Progress Toward Healthy Watersheds

    It's time for FisherPoets 2024! Miles Johnson is teaming up with folks from SalmonState and Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay to bring you the latest information about efforts to protect salmon and their habitat in the Pacific Northwest and Southwest Alaska. 

    • What: FisherPoets Special Event: Challenges and Progress Toward Healthy Watersheds   
    • When: Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    • Where: Astoria Public Library (Flag Room); 450 10th Street, Astoria, OR.  
    • Cost: A $20 event button gets you into all FisherPoets Gathering venues and workshops all weekend.

    So, let’s meet up in Astoria for a whole lot of poetry and live music, and a little good news about the fight to protect salmon—from the Columbia River to Bristol Bay. Get updated on Snake River Dam removal and Pebble Mine, and learn how you can get involved!