Fisher Poets Gathering
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The Fisher Poets Gathering is an annual event held on the last weekend of February in Astoria, Oregon, where men and women somehow tied to the fishing industry get together to share their poems, tales, and songs in celebration of the lifestyle and its people. Begun in 1998 with a few far-flung friends meeting in a pub and lead primarily by Drs. Robert and Julie Brown, the FPG has greatly expanded and now attracts around 60-70 artists and hundreds of audience members. It has been featured on the Today Show, in Smithsonian Magazine, and is the subject of a documentary film by Jen Winston called "Fisher Poets."