Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference

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We hear the Skagway’s Red Onion is buzzing with lit chat and writer-types as the North Words Symposium launches this week.  Our own Andromeda Romano-Lax is there, along with Dana Stabenow, Kim Heacox, Dan Henry, Tim Woody, Dave Hunsaker, Sherry Simpson, Nita Nettleton, Kaylene Johnson, Peggy Shumaker, Elisabeth Dabney, Jeff Brady, and Buckwheat.  We’ll look …

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Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference Preview: A Guest-post by Nancy Lord

The detailed program for this June’s (ninth annual!) Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference is now posted on the website, so check it out. It’s not too early to start making plans to come to Homer June 11-15 for your “fix” of sun-filled writing fellowship. Here are a few highlights of what’s to come: Keynoter The featured …

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He’s not technically Alaskan, but he used to be, and he’s (unintentionally) adding to this week’s discussion of online vs. in-person promotion by getting his photo in Publisher’s Weekly PW Daily, emailed daily (for free) to subscribers – not once, but twice.  You might recall that Erik Brooks, illustrator of my Totem Tale, returned to …

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Here’s to You: Guest post by Kelly Thompson

I’ve been hearing from lots of writers who were inspired by this year’s Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, including Kelly, who provided us with this report. I’m so excited that Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours (great book) will be next year’s keynote speaker. Lucky us!Since attending my first Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference in 2005, I’ve …

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Musings on Kachemak Bay and Li-Young Lee: a guest post by Bill Sherwonit

Heading down to Homer and the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, I knew next to nothing about the “widely acclaimed poet” and keynote speaker Li-Young Lee. That largely has to do with my general ignorance about the world of poetry, beyond a few favorites (both local and nationally). Gary Snyder, Robert Bly, or Mary Oliver I …

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As you head off to the Book Festival and the Kachemak Bay Writers Conference and the Last Frontier Theater Conference next week, remember that we’re looking for reports from attendees to share with our readers – maybe a wrap-up from a great session, inspiration imparted, or just your thoughts and musings. Send your contribution to …

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I’m not sure what happened to May. If anyone can round it up and bring it back this way, I’d appreciate it. So far I’ve only been able to catch glimpses of it fading fast in my rearview mirror. One thing I did manage to catch was a great series of posts from featured author …

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Writing news and opportunities: Statehood celebration, Kachemak Bay, Reading Volunteerism Launch, and a Writer’s Guild Talk

And now for the non-personal stuff, all of it good: Gail Palmer of Art Services North is looking for Alaska authors wanting to do readings at a major public celebration of Alaska statehood, on January 3, 2009. She writes: “The Anchorage Commission, 50 Years will be coordinating entertainment (including the author readings) for one of …

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