Airstream Poetry Festival & Fellowship

October 19-21, join publishers, authors, and plain old book lovers for potlucks in the pavilion, readings, workshops, walks by the sea, and maybe even some karaoke at the Sou’wester Lodge and Trailer Park in Seaview, Washington.

Tickets for the festival: Tickets are available for $15; in person at the bookshop, at the Sou’wester front desk, or online via Brown Paper Tickets.

Lodging at the Sou’wester: Lodging on-site is first come, first served. To book your lodging for the festival, contact the Sou’wester BY PHONE–(360) 642-2542–and mention the Airstream Poetry Festival through Mother Foucault’s Bookshop.

Other places to stay in Seaview/Long Beach: If the Sou’wester’s lodgings fill up, you can still buy a festival ticket (which includes potluck dinner Friday and omelette breakfast on Saturday). We recommend the Adrift Hotel or Seaview Motel and Cottages.

We are so pleased to announce that Ryan Mills has been selected as our 2018 Airstream Poetry Fellow. Ryan’s poems were chosen by blind jury from sixteen submissions–more than double last year’s number!

Read more about Ryan and the fellowship.

Our friends at submission reading series are also providing stipends to two writers to attend and take part in the festival.

We’re looking for sponsors for the festival! If you’re a business that would like to partner with us by placing your product, service, or funds amongst festival attendees (hint: writers need booze, food, recreation, and transportation, as well as funding for the above), we are more than happy to sing your praises on our robust social media platforms and to send enthusiastic new audiences your way. For festival sponsorship information and questions, please email