Reading and Conversation Series: Anne Coray

READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: ANNE CORAY Thursday, December 16 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Bio: Anne Coray’s novel, Lost Mountain, was published with West Margin Press. She is also the author of three poetry collections and co-editor of the anthology Crosscurrents North. The recipient of fellowships from the Alaska State Council on the Arts […]


Reading and Conversation Series: Seth Kantner

READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: SETH KANTNER Thursday, February 17 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM via Zoom Bio: Seth Kantner was born and raised in northern Alaska and has worked as a trapper, wilderness guide, wildlife photographer, gardening teacher, and adjunct professor. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Outside, Orion, and Smithsonian. […]

Reading and Conversation Series: Joan Nockels Wilson

READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: JOAN NOCKELS WILSON Thursday, March 17 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM via Zoom Bio: Joan Nockels Wilson is a writer and a Senior Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alaska. Joan has served the State of Alaska in both a civil and criminal capacity for more than half of her […]

Reading and Conversation Series: Vivian Faith Prescott

READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: VIVIAN FAITH PRESCOTT Thursday, April 21 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Zoom Only Event Bio: Vivian Faith Prescott is a 5th generation Alaskan born and raised in Wrangell, Alaska. She lives in Wrangell, Alaska at her family's fish camp. Vivian is married with four children and many grandchildren. She is […]

Reading and Conversation Series: Mia Heavener

READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: MIA HEAVENER Thursday, May 19 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Writer’s Block Bookstore 3956 Spenard Rd Anchorage, AK 99517 Bio: Mia Heavener writes in the morning, plays civil engineer during the day, and commercial fishes in the summer—all so her cat can live a rich and comfortable life. She is […]

Tutka Bay Author Reading: Luis Alberto Urrea – Homer

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 […]

Tutka Bay Author Reading: Luis Alberto Urrea – Anchorage

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 […]

Reading and Conversation Series: Elishaba Doerksen

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 […]

Reading and Conversation Series: Marybeth Holleman

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 […]

Reading and Conversation Series: Sara Guinn

READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: SARA GUINN Thursday, December 15 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM via Zoom Bio: Sara Ayaniuq Guinn is Yup'ik from Bethel, Alaska. She is an English teacher at Bethel Regional High School, where she has worked since 2019. She has a BA in writing from Portland State University and an MA in […]

Reading and Conversation Series: Rich Chiappone

READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: RICH CHIAPPONE Thursday, January 19 2023 | 6-7 PM Via Zoom Bio: Rich Chiappone is the winner of the 2021 Alaska State Foundation for the Arts and Culture Award and grant, a 2021 Alaska Press Club award, and an Edible Magazine award for food writing. He is the author of three […]

Reading and Conversation Series: Linda Schandelmeier

READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: LINDA SCHANDELMEIER Thursday, February 16 2023 | 6-7 PM Via Zoom Bio: Linda Schandelmeier is a poet from Fairbanks, Alaska. She was raised on a 160-acre homestead outside of Anchorage, Alaska, where she spent much of her childhood exploring the outdoors. She moved to Fairbanks in 1967 to attend the University […]

Reading and Conversation Series: Annie Wenstrup

READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: ANNIE WENSTRUP Thursday, March 16 2023 | 6 - 7 PM via Zoom Bio: Annie Wenstrup lives in Fairbanks, AK. A 2022 Stonecoast graduate, she is also a Smithsonian Arctic Studies Fellow, an Inaugural Indigenous Nations Poetry Fellow, and a Storyknife Fireweed Fellow. Her work can be found or is forthcoming […]

Reading and Conversation Series: Heather Aruffo

READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: HEATHER ARUFFO Thursday, April 20 2023 | 6-7 PM Via Zoom Bio: Heather Aruffo is a writer based in Fairbanks. She holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. In 2021, she was awarded the Pen/Robert J Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers. Her work has appeared […]

Reading and Conversation Series: Kim Heacox

READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: KIM HEACOX Monday, April 24 2023 | 7-8 PM Via Zoom Bio: Kim Heacox is best known for two of his books, The Only Kayak, a memoir (2005, 2020), and Jimmy Bluefeather, a novel (2015), both winners of the National Outdoor Book Award. And for his opinion pieces in The Guardian, […]

Reading and Conversation Series: Gerri Brightwell

READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: GERRI BRIGHTWELL Thursday, May 25 2023 | 6-7 PM via Zoom Bio: Gerri Brightwell is a British writer who lives in Alaska. She is the author of the novels Dead of Winter (Salt, 2016), The Dark Lantern (Crown, 2008), and Cold Country (Duckworth, 2003). Her short work has appeared in many […]

Reading and Conversation Series: Melinda Moustakis

READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: MELINDA MOUSTAKIS Thursday, February 22, 2024 | 6:30-7:30 PM via Zoom Bio: Melinda Moustakis is the author of the novel Homestead ( Flatiron Books 2023), which is about two unlikely homesteaders in 1950’s Alaska and based on her maternal grandparents who homesteaded in Point MacKenzie, Alaska. Her linked story collection Bear […]

Reading and Conversation Series: Sharon Emmerichs

READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: SHARON EMMERICHS Tuesday, March 5, 2024 | 7:00-8:00PM via Zoom       Bio: ​Sharon Emmerichs was born in Sweden to American parents and grew up in Wisconsin near Lake Michigan. She has been a writer all her life, from the time she scribbled ‘words’ and pictures on pieces of paper, […]

Reading and Conversation Series: Elyse Guttenberg

READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: ELYSE GUTTENBERG Wednesday, May15, 2024 | 6:30-7:30PM via Zoom Bio: ​Elyse Guttenberg is the recipient of an Alaska State Council on the Arts Individual Fellowship in Literature and an Artists Initiative Award. Her first novel, Sunder, Eclipse, and Seed, (Penguin, 1990) was shortlisted for best first novel by the International Association […]

Reading and Conversation Series: Monica Hall

READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: MONICA HALL Wednesday, June 26, 2024 | 6:30-7:30PM via Zoom Bio: ​Monica is a speaker, writer, coach, and entrepreneur. In addition to working as a business consultant, Monica has founded several companies, including an eponymous skincare line and a successful business centered on natural, chemical-free body care, and has worked in […]

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