Why did you decide to volunteer at the 49 Alaska Writing Center/ Raven Place?
I took some of Deb & Andromeda’s writing workshops and really loved the support, encouragement and sage advice I received. As someone new to Alaska I also wanted to be a part of the Anchorage community. I love writing, so this seemed like a good place to start. I am infinitely grateful that I did.
What’s one of the highlights of your involvement so far?
Listening to Heather Lende at the Raven Place opening. All of the encouragement I’ve received so far from published authors has been tremendous.
What are some of your own literary interests or activities?
What’s the last great book I read?
Legend of a Suicide by David Vann.
When I picture a writing center 10 years from now, what do you imagine?
There is so much potential here I get excited just thinking about it! I envision sites throughout the state that host writing classes, workshops, author readings and provide space for writing groups and Alaskan book clubs to meet. An epicenter of writing energy that ripples throughout our state into the world beyond.