About Us

Vol. 4, Issue 4: Winter 2016

Catamaran was founded in 2012 in the Tannery Arts Center Studios in Santa Cruz, California.  Our mission is to capture the vibrant creative spirit in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction and to publish the best writing we can find in a narrative together with fine art. Our magazine is full size on high quality paper for your reading pleasure, and it is a full color experience, like walking into an art gallery. We seek to present diverse national and international voices around the themes of the natural world and the environment, the arts and artistic spirit, and the personal journey and freedom. 

The 16th quarterly issue of the magazine was released on January 15th, 2017 and is available now on our website store and in bookstores nationwide. 


Join us during First Friday art walk at the Tannery Arts Center for "Lit Chat" in our Catamaran studio #118.  Join us Friday, December 2nd from 6:00 -7:30 to meet local author Dan White.

Enroll in our new 4 week poetry series to study and write poems about the body with Magdalena Montagne. Begins Wednesday November 30th