Float On Writer’s Program
Float On created the Writers’ Program to give our more literary inclined Floaters a chance to express how they feel about floating in our tanks through the art of writing. We’ve had an amazing collection of local and traveling writers float in our shop and bestow upon us with their written reflections afterward. We’ve printed their stories in newspapers, shared them online, and even made a book out of them, and there are still pieces yet to publish!
In 2017 we published a collection these writings in a paperback entitled ”Letters from the Void”. The pieces in the book include fiction and nonfiction, poetry and prose, and illustrations by Portland artists who also float. They contain passages that traverse the landscapes of humor, sadness, warmth, and hope. As it turns out, a lightless, soundless chamber full of neutral temperature salt water really is an ideal place to go for inspiration.