Friday, Feb. 28

FisherPoets Gearshack

1312 Commercial St.

Noon to 10 p.m.

Admission buttons and fisherpoets’ chapbooks, CDs and art. Silent auction opens. Bids close at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Pier 39

All day

Hanthorn Cannery Museum self-guided tour of the oldest existing fish processing plant on the Columbia. Mug up at Coffee Girl while you’re there.

Imogen Gallery

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Fish Work: The Archives.” Photography by Corey Arnold.

Astoria Visual Arts Gallery

Noon to 5 p.m.

“Creatures of the Deep.” Traditional Gyotaku fish prints by Duncan Berry. Art by Shelby Silver also on display.

Clatsop Community College Patriot Hall

12:45 to 2 p.m.

“Getting the Slack Out of your Lines” with Jon Broderick. Practice crafting sentences that lay easy alongside each other.

Columbian Theater

1 to 2:30 p.m.

“Fish and Men.” Adam Jones' documentary describes the effect of global industrial fishing on coastal communities from Gloucester to San Diego and offers alternatives that could save family fisheries.

WineKraft

2 to 4 p.m.

“Open Mic.” Host Rebecca Kraft invites you to drop in with friends and have a short go.

Clatsop Community College Patriot Hall

2:15 to 3:30 p.m.

“The Didliest Catch: From Parody to Profundity” with John Palmes, Rich King and friends.

Clatsop Community College Patriot Hall

2:15 to 3:30 p.m.

“Poetry Out Loud: Speaking a Poem” with Clem Starck and Ron McDaniel. Exploit your unique voice to better connect with a listening audience.

Columbian Theater

3 to 4:30 p.m.

“The Wild.” Mark Titus’ documentary examines the potential effects of the proposed Pebble Mine.

Liberty Theatre

10:30 p.m.

“Poetry at the Line” with emcee Jon Broderick. The third annual fisherpoetry slam among the best and the merely reckless.

KALA

10:30 p.m.

Host and DJ Dinah Urell invite you to the annual FisherPoets dance, including late-night cocktails.

Saturday, Feb. 29

South Bay Wild

9 to 10:30 a.m.

“Speed BS Circle” with Rob Seitz. Discuss and implement techniques to make you a better BS’er in a speed dating format.

Studio 11

9 to 11 a.m.

“Gyotaku Fish Printing.” Duncan Berry leads participants through this traditional Japanese fish printing process. This year he brings new subjects including gull wings, a large octopus, razor clams, Dungeness crab and more. Online registration required.

Pier 39

All day

Hanthorn Cannery Museum. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the oldest existing fish processing plant on the Columbia. Mug up at Coffee Girl while you’re there.

Barbey Maritime Center

10 to 11:15 a.m.

“English Shipwrecks.” Scholar Julie Brown presents fascinating clues from a 400-year-old skeleton, a captain’s scribbled notes and the remains of Henry VIII’s Royal Navy flagship Mary Rose, offering insight to Shakespeare and more.

Pier 39

10 to 11:15 a.m.

Singing Circle. Shake the old pier’s rafters. Join Mary Garvey and Mark Lovewell to belt out maritime chanties and ballads new and old.

Columbian Theater

10 a.m. to noon

“The Wild.” Mark Titus’ documentary examines the potential effects of the proposed Pebble Mine. Followed by a discussion led by Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay and the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association.

Barbey Maritime Center

11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

“Reefnetting: A Traditional Technique Lives On.” This unique salmon fishery, originally developed by Salish Sea people, is still practiced near Lummi Island and parts of the San Juans. Long-time reefnetter Pete Granger brings video, models, hands-on activities and stories.

Pier 39

11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

“Knots and Splicing” with Jon Broderick. Learn a short-splice, a bowline, sheet bend and clove hitch. You’ll wonder how you got along without them.

Clatsop County Heritage Museum

11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

“Oregon State University Sea Grant: Current Projects and Recent Successes” with Amanda Gladics. Sea Grant supports dynamic, inventive and flexible approaches to meet the needs of coastal communities in changing natural and social environments through research, public outreach and education.

Columbian Theater

12:15 to 1:45 p.m.

“Fish and Men.” Adam Jones’ documentary describes the effect of global industrial fishing on coastal communities from Gloucester to San Diego and offers alternatives that could save family fisheries.

Barbey Maritime Center

1 to 2:15 p.m.

“The Life and Songs of E. Gale Huntington” with New England singer/songwriter Larry Kaplan. Learn about this legendary fisherman, farmer, poet and gravedigger of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, and the volumes of traditional sea songs he collected and recorded.

Clatsop County Heritage Museum

1 to 2:15 p.m.

Global Ocean Health. Brad Warren and Dan Mullholland bring an update on ocean research, news from Salem and Olympia about bills to reduce pollution, and a vision for healthy oceans.

WineKraft

2 to 4 p.m.

“Open Mic.” Host Rebecca Kraft invites you to drop in with friends and have a short go.

Columbian Theater

2:30 to 4 p.m.

“The Story Circle” with emcee Jay Speakman. Karl Marlantes, Dermott McCann and others tell personal stories, true mostly, of terror or tedium working on the water.

Astoria Visual Arts Gallery

3 to 5 p.m.

Reception for artist Duncan Berry. Demonstration of traditional Gyotaku fish printing and its history at 3:30 p.m.

Liberty Theatre

10:30 p.m.

“The Umpteenth Annual On-Site Poetry Contest.” Everyone with an FPG 2020 button is welcome to have a try. Rules will be announced Friday at gathering venues.

WineKraft

10:15 p.m.

Singers gathering. Didn’t get enough ballads and chanties at this morning’s workshop? Join Mary Garvey, Mark Lovewell and other friends for a late sing around until host Rebecca Kraft says it’s time to go home.

Sunday, March 1

Pier 39

9:15 to 10 a.m.

FisherPoets Gathering Gospel Harmony Sing. Just for fun.

10 a.m. to noon

FisherPoets Gathering Farewell Mic. A very brief farewell read from lots of lingering scheduled fisherpoets.

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