Month: September 2022

Recovering Momentum: Remembering to “Touch” Your Work When Life Happens by Andromeda Romano-Lax

This week, I completed a 9-day DIY at-home writing retreat. My husband was out of town visiting a hospitalized family member, which gave me lots of time and space for the kind of purposefully unbalanced work marathon I’ve always needed, a few times per book.  I didn’t talk to myself out loud, but I did …

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Live from Storyknife: September

Watch a recording of the event: LIVE FROM STORYKNIFE Recorded: September 20 | 6 PM – 7 PM AKDT Via Zoom Live from Storyknife is a monthly reading series featuring the guest residents of the Storyknife Writers Retreat. Carolyn Forché’s most recent poetry book, In the Lateness of the World, was published in 2020 by Penguin Press and …

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49 Writers Inspiration Series: Paul Greci & Heather Lende

Watch a recording of the event: 49 Writers Inspiration Series: Paul Greci Recorded: Tuesday, September 13 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM via Zoom Inspiration is a 49 Writers series in which Writer Laureate Heather Lende will interview some of Alaska’s premier writers about their work, process, and the writing life. Paul Greci is the …

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Experiments in Comedic Writing by Andrea Staats

My friend Christi Chiello, one of the funniest human beings I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing, recently posted a screenshot of a comment she’d received on an Instagram post: “I wouldn’t wanna live in a world where people are blind and clearly not intelligent enough to understand that women are scientifically less funny than …

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AVP 20: Tommy Orange, Author, “There, There”

Tommy Orange on his commended debut novel “There, There”, which tells the intertwining stories of Native Americans en route to a pow wow in Orange’s hometown of Oakland, California. He discusses what to expect from the highly anticipated sequel, the current reckoning of the past genocide of Native Americans, white supremacy and the quest for …

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