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Seattle’s Maritime's Spoken Word, Song and Storytelling Slam!

 

7-10 p.m., Thursday, May 9

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.

 

2019 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. 

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Putting the Sea in Seattle:                  2018 Stories of the Sea

With a full field of 13 storytellers from Oregon to Canada and a packed house, the 10th Annual Stories of the Sea was a raucous night dedicated to song, poetry and storytelling about the epic adventures of commercial fishing and the maritime industry,

 

The 2018 Seattle Maritime Festival Stories of the Sea, which was sponsored by National Fisherman magazine and Pacific Marine Expo, was held on Thursday, May 10, at the Highliner Public House at Fishermen’s Terminal.

 

Capt. Dano Quinn was the night’s big winner, taking first place in the Spoken Word Story and winning the Best Overall Presentation Award. Alice Winship took home first prize in the Story Song category. A total of $600 in prizes were awarded.

 

Spoken Word Story

First Place: Capt. Dano Quinn ($150)

Second Place: Jeff Stonehill ($100)

Third Place: Jeff Engle ($50)

 

Story Song

First Place: Alice Winship ($100)

Second Place: Fae Wiedenhoeft ($50)

Third Place: Wendy Joseph ($25)

 

Best Overall Performance: Capt. Dano Quinn ($100)

Honorable Mention: Jay Ubelhart ($25)

 

Each performer had 10 minutes to perform. Each story (spoken word or song) by an artist during a performance was judged individually and artists could win multiple cash prizes based on their performance. Performers were 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. Representatives of the maritime industry will judge the performers

 

Stories of the Sea kicked off the annual Harley Marine Seattle Maritime Festival, which is presented by the Seattle Propeller Club and the Port of Seattle.

Upcoming Events

Join the celebration of our working waterfront!

 

April

Opening of Cruise Season

 

May 4

Opening Day of Boating Season sponsored by Seattle Yacht Club

Lake Union, Ship Canal, Lake Washington

 

May 5

Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial Service

 

May 9

Stories of the Sea Maritime Poetry and Song Slam sponsored by National Fisherman Magazine and Pacific Marine Expo

Highliner Public House, Fishermen’s Terminal

www.SeattlePropellerClub.org

 

May 10

Fishermen's Terminal Walking Tour - FREE

10:30 a.m. to Noon

Limited to 40 guests

Email for tour reservations: portrsvp@portseattle.org.

Meet between Chinook's and Bay Cafe

Sponsored by the Port of Seattle

 

May 10 and 11

Northwest Paddling Festival sponsored by Northwest Marine Trade Association

Lake Sammamish State Park, Issaquah

http://northwestpaddlingfestival.com/

 

May 11

Seattle Maritime Festival Family Fun Day

sponsored by the Seattle Propeller Club and Port of Seattle

Seattle Maritime Academy

www.SeattlePropellerClub.org

 

May 16

Fishermen’s Memorial Safety Fair Dock 9 

 

May 16-19

Anacortes Boat Show

Northwest Marine Trade Association

 

May 17           

Seattle Maritime Festival Breakfast sponsored by the Seattle Propeller Club

Marriot Waterfront Hotel        

www.SeattlePropellerClub.org

 

May 17

Tacoma Propeller Club Chowdown

www.tacomapropellerclub.com/chowdown-.html   

 

May 22

National Maritime Day

www.marad.dot.gov/education/national-maritime-day/

 

All Events Subject to change.

 

 

 

 

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