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.

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