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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.
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)
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.
Join the celebration of our working waterfront!
Opening of Cruise Season
Opening Day of Boating Season sponsored by Seattle Yacht Club
Lake Union, Ship Canal, Lake Washington
Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial Service
Stories of the Sea Maritime Poetry and Song Slam sponsored by National Fisherman Magazine and Pacific Marine Expo
Highliner Public House, Fishermen’s Terminal
Fishermen's Terminal Walking Tour - FREE
10:30 a.m. to Noon
Limited to 40 guests
Email for tour reservations: firstname.lastname@example.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
Seattle Maritime Festival Family Fun Day
sponsored by the Seattle Propeller Club and Port of Seattle
Seattle Maritime Academy
Fishermen’s Memorial Safety Fair Dock 9
Anacortes Boat Show
Northwest Marine Trade Association
Seattle Maritime Festival Breakfast sponsored by the Seattle Propeller Club
Marriot Waterfront Hotel
Tacoma Propeller Club Chowdown
National Maritime Day
All Events Subject to change.