August, 29 – September, 4th
“How inappropriate to call this planet earth when it is quite clearly ocean.”
While we plant gardens, clock hours, run scams, or spend countless hours in meetings, we dream of the sea. The sea, which has claimed countless lives by its storms and sirens, romances us away from the banal aspects of our existences with promises of the unknown. We set out to the big ocean in small boats, discovering our lives and each other along the way. For years now we’ve been salvaging wrecks and foraging seaweed, planning while cramped below decks and on the bow under full moons. Together we’ve discovered much; we’ve found hardship, for sure, but we’ve found promise as well. While some go back to the land, we set out to sea.
We’ve written some stories and collected more from maniacs who, like us, have uprooted and dove into the tempests of the ocean. We’re sharing what we’ve experienced by touring around the Salish Sea (WA and BC) and reading some of these stories that talk about the difficulties of achieving our goals out there, the entertaining adventures that we’re always searching for, and the endless difficulties of working towards a life worth living at sea. Our presentation will consist of a few stories from the past couple years on the water, and
we’ll open for questions.
We’ll have a distro of printed material with us: sea stories, accounts of living on boats, beautiful artwork, and analysis of how this aligns with our worldviews and politics. While we’re only a small group touring and speaking, there are plenty of radical sailors out there and we hope to showcase some of the work they’ve been doing. Some of this can be found in the releases section of this website
All dates are also with Julian, who writes “One Way Ticket”, a video of a reading from issue 7 can be found here.
Please spread the word about the tour through your friends and social media!
Aug29 Olympia WA – The New Moon Cooperative Cafe, 7 PM
Aug30 Port Townsend WA – Boiler Room, 7PM
Aug31 Seattle WA – Black Coffee Co-op, 7 PM
Sept1 Vancouver BC – Strathcona Art Gallery
Sept2 Denman Island BC –
Sept4 Victoria BC – Camus Books