Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference returns with all-virtual edition for 2021
by Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference |
This May 15-18 will mark the return of the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference after a year’s hiatus. For nineteen years, the conference has brought together hundreds of writers from around the state and the country to learn from nationally-renowned faculty. Due to COVID-19 mandates, this year’s conference will be entirely virtual.
Conference participants can take part in twelve classes, three writers’ craft conversations, a panel discussion by writers from the Peabody Award-winning PBS show Molly of Denali, as well as various networking and community building activities.
This year’s faculty includes:
- Francisco Cantú, winner of the 2018 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in nonfiction.
- Victoria Chang, National Book Award finalist for poetry and Guggenheim Fellow.
- Brandon Hobson, National Book Award finalist for fiction.
- Marie Mutsuki Mockett, finalist for the PEN Open Book Award.
- Anis Mojgani, current Poet Laureate of Oregon and two-time individual champion of the National Poetry Slam and winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam.
- Vera Starbard, Playwright-in-Residence at Perseverance Theatre through the Andrew W. Mellon National Playwright Residency Program and Editor of First Alaskans Magazine.
Registration fees are $50 for University of Alaska students, $80 for the general public until Feb. 28 and $100 thereafter.
To learn more about this year’s conference, read about the faculty, and look at the schedule, go to writersconf.kpc.alaska.edu.
The Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference is a program of the Kachemak Bay Campus of the Kenai Peninsula College.