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June 2022

Live from Storyknife

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

LIVE FROM STORYKNIFE 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 commercial whaling in the 1890’s. She currently lives in Anchorage, Alaska. Sandra Beasley is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Made to Explode; as well as Don’t Kill the Birthday…

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NEA Big Read: Poetry Workshop with Christy NaMee Eriksen

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Juneau Public Library and 49 Writers for our final NEA Big Read event this year: a free two-hour poetry workshop led by talented local writer and artist Christy NaMee Eriksen! Wednesday, June 29th | 6-8PM Mendenhall Valley Library Juneau, AK Christy NaMee Eriksen is a multidisciplinary poet, teaching artist, and organizer living on Lingít Aaní, Juneau, Alaska. Described as a “tender powerhouse," NaMee blends personal narrative, poetry, and the politics of identity. She/her work has appeared in such…

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September 2022

Tutka Bay Writers Retreat – 2022

September 23 - September 25

12th annual 49 Writers Tutka Bay Writers Retreat featuring acclaimed author Luis Alberto Urrea. September 23-25, 2022 at Tutka Bay Lodge. Luis Alberto Urrea, a Guggenheim Fellow and Pulitzer Prize finalist, is the author of 18 books, winning numerous awards for his poetry, fiction and essays. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and American mother, Urrea is most recognized as a border writer, though he says, “I am more interested in bridges, not borders.” The Devil’s Highway, Urrea’s 2004…

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