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August 2022

Live from Storyknife: August

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

LIVE FROM STORYKNIFE August 16 | 6 PM – 7 PM AKDT Via Zoom Live from Storyknife is a monthly reading series featuring the guest residents of the Storyknife Writers Retreat. Claudia Mauro is a poet, science writer, and the founding director of the nonprofit literary publisher, Whit Press. She is the recipient of two Seattle Arts Commission CityArtist Grants, and a Wyoming Arts Council Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry. She is a voting member of the National Book Critics…

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September 2022

Oh the Places We Go: Writing the Place-Based Essay or Story

September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 29, 2022

Oh the Places We Go: Writing the Place-Based Essay or Story with Daryl Farmer Wednesdays, September 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2022 7 PM - 8 PM AKDT Via Zoom $70 Members | $85 Non-Members This class takes place on more than one date (September 7, 14, 21 & 28) but must be registered for as a single class. Often, the goal in any piece of writing is to transport our readers to a specific place in time. Place-based writing,…

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Inspirations Series: Paul Greci

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

49 Writers Inspiration Series: Paul Greci 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 award-winning author of four Alaska wilderness survival novels (Surviving Bear Island, Follow the River, The Wild Lands, and Hostile Territory.) Surviving Bear Island is the Alaska Reads book for 2022-23. Paul has…

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Tutka Bay Author Reading: Luis Alberto Urrea – Homer

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

FALL 2022 LUIS ALBERTO URREA READING IN HOMER This year’s featured instructor for the annual Tutka Bay Writers Retreat will present a reading in Homer the evening before the retreat. Thursday, September 22 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Pioneer Commons, Kachemak Bay Campus 533 East Pioneer Ave. Homer, Alaska Co-sponsored by the Kachemak Bay Campus and Homer Bookstore. Please note: Covid protocols apply, masking required. Bio: Urrea, a Guggenheim Fellow and Pulitzer Prize finalist, is the author of 18…

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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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Tutka Bay Author Reading: Luis Alberto Urrea – Anchorage

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

FALL 2022 LUIS ALBERTO URREA READING IN ANCHORAGE This year’s featured instructor for the annual Tutka Bay Writers Retreat will present a reading in Anchorage the evening after the retreat. Monday, September 26 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Wilda Marston Theater at Z.J. Loussac Library 3600 Denali St. Anchorage, AK Co-sponsored by Title Wave Books. Please note: Covid protocols apply, masking required. Bio: Urrea, a Guggenheim Fellow and Pulitzer Prize finalist, is the author of 18 books, winning numerous…

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October 2022

Experiments in Comedic Writing

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until October 25, 2022

Experiments in Comedic Writing with Andrea Staats Mondays, October 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2022 6 PM - 8 PM AKDT Via Zoom $140 Members | $165 Non-Members This class takes place on more than one date (October 3, 10, 17 & 24) but must be registered for as a single class. Join playwright and stand-up comic Andrea Staats for a series of writing experiments designed to put you in touch with your own comedic voice. You’ll explore what’s funny…

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Moving Poems

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 9, 2022

Moving Poems with Katie Basile Tuesdays, October 11, 18, 25 & November 1, 8, 2022 6 PM - 8 PM AKDT Via Zoom $175 Members | $210 Non-Members This class takes place on more than one date (October 11, 18, 25 & November 1, 8) but must be registered for as a single class. Learn to turn one of your poems into a 1-3 minute film with filmmaker Katie Basile. Over four classes we will explore visual poetry, app-based videography…

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Reading and Conversation Series: Elishaba Doerksen

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: ELISHABA DOERKSEN Thursday, October 20 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM via Zoom Bio: Elishaba Doerksen is the oldest of fifteen children born to ex-hippies Robert and Kurina Hale—also known as Papa Pilgrim and Country Rose. She grew up in a dilapidated 341-square-foot log cabin in the Sangre de Cristo mountains of New Mexico, isolated from civilization by a fundamentalist father intent on keeping his large family cloistered from a godless world. When she was nineteen, Papa…

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November 2022

Decolonize Writing

November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 1, 2022

Decolonize Writing with Gabriela Olmos Wednesdays, November 2, 9, 16 & 30, 2022 6 PM - 8 PM AKDT Via Zoom $140 Members | $165 Non-Members This class takes place on more than one date (November 2, 9, 16 & 30) but must be registered for as a single class. The voices of straight white authors are too loud in the halls of Western literature, so loud they have rendered the words of all other writers inaudible. For centuries, the…

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Reading and Conversation Series: Marybeth Holleman

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: MARYBETH HOLLEMAN Thursday, November 17 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM via Zoom Bio: Marybeth Holleman’s latest book is the poetry collection tender gravity. She’s also author of The Heart of the Sound, co-author of Among Wolves, and co-editor of Crosscurrents North, among others. Her award-winning work has appeared in venues including Orion, Christian Science Monitor, Sierra, Literary Mama, ISLE/OUP, North American Review, AQR, zoomorphic, Minding Nature, The Hopper, and The Guardian. Raised in North Carolina’s Smokies,…

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December 2022

Making Persuasive Arguments with Video Essays: A Weekend Intensive

December 3 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, happening 2 times

Making Persuasive Arguments with Video Essays: A Weekend Intensive with Jonathan McIntosh IN-PERSON Saturday & Sunday December 3 & 4, 2022 Anchorage Location TBA $250 Members | $300 Non-Members Saturday, December 3: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Sunday, December 4: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM This weekend intensive takes place on more than one date (Dec 3 & 4, 2022) but must be registered for as a single…

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