The Summer Residency
The Residency allows students and faculty to immerse themselves in the work of writers: reading, writing, and sharing ideas. The classes and workshops are informative, intensive, and inspirational. Students have the opportunity to learn from every faculty member, in every genre, while discovering which mentors are best suited for their own work. Everyone, faculty and students, gathers informally at most meals and the entire group shares several meals including the informal "graduation" ceremony.
The Residency is the exhausting and exhilarating highlight of the year. It is during the Residency that students and faculty establish a sense of community that sustains them throughout the rest of the year.
The 2015 Summer Residency will begin on Saturday, July 11th and end on Thursday, July 23rd. For more information about the Residency, please review the 2014 Summer Residency schedule.
Northern Renaissance Arts & Science Series
The Post-Residency Writing in the Wilderness Field Trip
What to Expect at UAA
The campus in summer is especially pleasant, with numerous bike trails, hiking trails, a few lakes, and lots of wildlife to enjoy. The Consortium Library, the Campus Bookstore, classrooms, and other facilities are within walking distance of housing and the Seawolf Shuttle also makes regular rounds.
Several inexpensive, but good, restaurants are within walking distance of campus including: Thai Kitchen, Taco King, several pizza places, and the Blue Fox.
What to Expect in Anchorage
One of advantage of the Summer Residency is, of course, summer and plenty of daylight! In July we have 18 hours of light and the average daily high is 65 degrees, although a 10-degree range in either direction is not unusual. The weather can quickly shift from hot and sunny to cool and rainy. For more information about Anchorage visit The Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau which offers a wealth of information about local attractions as well as nearby excursions. For photos and details of the city’s many trails and parks see Alaska.org.
The way you define yourself as a writer is that you write every time