Year: 2022

Live from Storyknife: July

Watch a recording of the event: LIVE FROM STORYKNIFE Recorded: July 19 | 6 PM – 7 PM AKDT Via Zoom Live from Storyknife is a monthly reading series featuring the guest residents of the Storyknife Writers Retreat. Jasmine An is from the Midwest. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Naming the No-Name …

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2022 Alaska Book Tour by Ken Waldman

If you’re reading this and have published books, you know the challenges of planning even a single book release event. Coordinating a tour is exponentially tougher. From the end of April through the first week of June, I appeared in Skagway, Haines, Juneau, Talkeetna, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Homer, Soldotna, Talkeetna (again), Denali Park, and Anchorage (again). …

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The Coordination of 100 Muscles: On Reclaiming Speech as a Stutterer by John Whittier Treat

Everyone stutters occasionally, but only a few of us are stutterers. And those of us who are stutterers don’t always stutter, just as the rest of you don’t always speak perfectly. We all stammer confessing love, but never do if crying out in pain. The well-meaning compliment, “But you’re not stuttering now,” is as hurtful …

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The Missing Piece: From Near Failure, Great Stories Emerge by Andromeda Romano-Lax

The authors I admire the most take the biggest risks. They aren’t fearless. They experience fear and they head into the unknown anyway, feeling their way in the dark. When Michael Cunningham began writing The Hours, which started out as a contemporary retelling of Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, he knew all the ways it could …

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Live from Storyknife: June

Watch a recording of the event: LIVE FROM STORYKNIFE Recorded: June 24 | 6 PM – 7 PM AKDT Via Zoom Lily H. Tuzroyluke is an indigenous writer from Tikigaq, Klukwan, and Kincolith, British Columbia. Her debut novel Sivulliq: Ancestor will be released 1/10/2023, a fiction novel about an Inupiaq family surviving smallpox and Yankee …

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The Trail to Words. #4 A Dyslexic Hunter Wandering in the Words by Seth Kantner

Geese have always held a special place in my heart. My first story in my first Creative Writing class was about wounding a swan while hunting geese on the spring ice. At that time, I understood nothing of subtlety, or symbolism. I especially despised symbolism. I liked to be told a story, not confused by …

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