Celebrating our Five-Star Working Waterfront
Celebrating our Five-Star Working Waterfront

Stories of the Sea

Seattle’s Maritime's

Spoken Word, Song and 

and Storytelling Slam!


7-10 p.m., Thursday, May 10

Highliner Public House

3909 18th Avenue West

@ Fisherman’s Terminal


No Cost to Participate

& Free Admission


Stories of the Sea, a raucous night dedicated to song, poetry and storytelling about the epic adventures of commercial fishing and the maritime industry. The evening will feature 14 performers, with cash prizes awarded to the top participants.


2018 Cash Prizes!

First Place – Spoken Word Story:        $150                               First Place - Story Song:           $100    

Second Place – Spoken Word Story:    $100                                Second Place – Story Song:      $  50

Third Place Spoken Word Story:         $  50                                Third Place – Story Song:        $  25

Best Overall Presentation/Stage Presence: $100

Honorable Mention:  $25


Each performer will have 10 minutes and we are limited to 14 storytellers. Performers may combine a Spoken Word and Song Story in their performance. Artists can perform one story or multiple stories. Each story by an artist during a performance will be judged individually and artists can win multiple cash prizes based on their performance. Performers will be judged based on if it is an Original Story, Creativity, Presentation & Stage Presence, Imagery, Poetic/literary Content, If You Have Worked in the Maritime Industry, and Nautical Relevance. Judging will be industry leaders and media members. Al Hirsch will be our host and will not be competing.

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Upcoming Events

Join the celebration of our working waterfront.


January 23

Maritime Day in Olympia



January 26 – February 3

Seattle International Boat Show

CenturyLink Field, South Lake Union, and an all-new location at Bell Harbor Marina



March 27

SO²UND Day – Sail Off On Unique Nautical Discoveries – A Maritime and Marine Science Exploration Day!

Youth Maritime Collaborative

Seattle Maritime Academy



April 21

Duwamish Alive! Restoration and Cleanup



Earth Day at Shilshole Bay Marina



Seattle Maritime Festival


Opening of Cruise Season



May 5

Opening Day of Boating Season sponsored by Seattle Yacht Club

Lake Union, Ship Canal, Lake Washington



May 10

Stories of the Sea Maritime Poetry and Song Slam sponsored by the Seattle Propeller Club

Highliner Public House, Fishermen’s Terminal



May 11 and 12

Northwest Paddling Festival sponsored by Northwest Marine Trade Association

Lake Sammamish State Park, Issaquah



May 11

Walking Tour of Fishermen's Terminal - FREE

10:30 a.m. - Noon

Sponsored by the Port of Seattle

RSVP to come


May 12

Harley Marine Seattle Maritime Festival Family Fun Day sponsored by the Seattle Propeller Club

Seattle Maritime Academy



May 18           

Harley Marine Seattle Maritime Festival Breakfast sponsored by the Seattle Propeller Club

Marriot Waterfront Hotel        



May 18

Tacoma Propeller Club Chowdown



May 22

National Maritime Day



May 26 - 27

NW Seaport Classic Workboat Show

South Lake Union Park



All events subject to change.

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