Nancy Lord | The Need for Science Writing

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Homer writer Nancy Lord is the author of ten books of environmentally-related writing, including the new novel pH. She served as the Alaska Writer Laureate from 2008-10 and teaches for the University of Alaska Anchorage and Johns Hopkins University.

Weekly Roundup of Writing Opportunities for May 6

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EVENTS IN ANCHORAGE Story Works Alaska: Youth Storytelling Saturday, May 7th, 2016, 7pm at 49th State Brewing Company Theatre 717 W 3rd Ave. Anchorage, AK 99501  Hear students from all across Anchorage share their wonderful stories on stage! Purchase tickets here. All proceeds benefit future story workshops beyond Anchorage. For questions please contact or  The Salmon Project is a co-sponsor for … Read More

49 Writers Weekly Round-up

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Best wishes of the season to all our blog followers! We hope your winter break with family and friends is both relaxing and restoring.As the year draws to a close, take a moment to put our January events on your calendar. On January 1, we open registration for our spring semester. Although spring might seem rather remote from current reality, … Read More

Ode to a Dead Salmon – your choice

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We have a winner! Our readers have spoken, and “One fish, two fish, red fish, more red fish” surged ahead in the final few days to win this year’s Ode to a Dead Salmon contest. This fishy homage to Dr. Seuss captured the spirit of the challenge to produce clever bad writing with a distinctly Alaskan flavor, and clearly secured … Read More

The latest AQR, a stunning anniversary issue: Guest-post by Nancy Lord

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Originally planned for posting tomorrow, we bumped this up because it relates to a special event taking place tonight, April 18. Thanks to Nancy Lord for the review. The University of Alaska Anchorage at the the Alaska Humanities Forum celebrate 30 years of Alaska Quarterly Review’s excellence with a special program Wednesday, April 18, at 7:00 p.m. at the Anchorage … Read More

Where “Special” Means Something Special: A Guest Post by Nancy Lord

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The latest Alaska Quarterly Review  (spring & summer 2011 issue) is now available, with another fabulous cover photo (by Clark James Mishler) and a stunning collection of contemporary literary writing. One of AQR’s trademarks has become the inclusion of “special features”—sometimes long or hard-to-categorize works, sometimes thematic anthologies. For this issue, the very special feature is a play written by … Read More

Ela: 49 Writers Weekly Round-up

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Our first Crosscurrents Event, “Environmental Writing & Activism,” was a big success: stimulating conversation, 59 attendees, many books sold and new friends made. Thanks to our authors and co-sponsors. Audio content will be available as a web extra on the KSKA website soon; we’ll let you know when it’s up. The next Crosscurrents Event will be in April, so watch … Read More