Registration now open for writers’ conference

Registration has started for the 2013 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, to be held June 14-18 at Land’s End Resort. Poet Naomi Shihab Nye is the keynote presenter. The early registration fee is $375, space available, with a University of Alaska special admitted student rate. 

The conference will feature 17 other award-winning, nationally-recognized authors, editors and agents who will conduct creative writing workshops, readings, craft talks and panel presentations in creative fiction, nonfiction, poetry and the business of writing. The 2013 conference’s presenting writers will be Rich Chiappone, John Daniel, Alaska State Writer Laureate Nora Marks Dauenhauer, Joy Harris, Sean Hill,  Ann Hood, Sara Loewen, Nancy Lord, Karen McElmurray, Melinda Moustakis, Nicole Stellon O’Donnel, Lee Ann Roripaugh,Alexis Rizzuto, Eva Saulitis, Peggy Shumaker, Sherry Simpson and  Deb Vanasse.

Optional activities include manuscript reviews, editor-agent consultations, receptions, a boat cruise and open “mic.” Evening readings on June 15-17 by visiting writers will be open to the general public at no charge. A special post-conference writing workshop, “Nature Across the Genres,” will be held at Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge for conference registrants with John Daniel. 

Advanced registration is required. For program and registration information visit