Writers’ Conference starts Friday

The 12th annual Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference opens Friday at Land’s End Resort. Public events include a reading by keynote speaker Naomi Shihab Nye at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mariner Theatre and public readings by presenting faculty at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Alice’s Champagne Palace and 7:30 p.m. Monday at Land’s End Resort. For more information, visit writersconference.homer.alaska.edu. Last-minute registration may still be available at the door for a fee of $450. Registration is 3 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Because of illness, Homer poet and writer Eva Saulitis will not be attending the conference. Filling in for Saulitis on the faculty is Healy writer Christine Byl. The author of “Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods,” Byl received her master of fine arts in fiction from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Her prose has appeared in Glimmer Train, The Sun, and Crazyhorse, among other journals. Byl has also received awards from Alaska State Council on the Arts, Rasmuson Foundation, Breadloaf and Fishtrap. She lives with her husband and an old sled dog north of Denali National Park outside of Healy, where she owns and operates a small trail design and construction company.

 

Writers and poets read at these
times and places:

8 p.m. Saturday, Mariner Theatre

Naomi Shihab Nye
Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; seating is limited

7:30 p.m. Sunday, Alice’s Champagne Palace 

John Daniel, Sean Hill, Sara Loewen,
Melinda Moustakis, Nicole Stellon O’Donnell, Christine Byl and Sherry Simpson

7:30 p.m., Monday, Land’s End Resort 

Rich Chiappone, Nora Marks Dauenhauer,
Ann Hood, Nancy Lord, Karen McElmurray, Lee Ann Roripaugh, Peggy Shumaker and Deb Vanasse 

All events are free and open to the public. Book signings will follow. 

More in Community

The Homer Police Station as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Cops and Courts

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting… Continue reading

May Fekete's portrait by Sarah Lewis is one of the photographs in the exhibit, "Pandemic Portraits," on display through Sept. 19, 2021, at Land's End Resort in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Lewis and Affinity Films)
Art briefs

‘Pandemic Portraits’ is at Land’s End Resort An exhibit by 15 photographers… Continue reading

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

The poster for "Summer of Soul," showing at the 17th annual Homer Documentary Film Festival. (Photo provided)
Roll ‘em: DocFest returns for 17th year

Homer Documentary Film Festival returns with COVID-19 precautions and a solid line up of films.

Mama Mona, Lakshmi, Georgia and Lil’ Stripe (Photo courtesy of Alaska Mindful Paws)
Pets of the week: Mama Mona, Lakshmi, Georgia and Lil’ Stripe

It’s been over two months and Mama Mona, Lakshmi, Georgia and Lil’… Continue reading

The Alaska Grown logo.
Homer Farmers Market: Don’t write off the market just yet

Late summer crops are coming in at the Homer Farmers Market.

Recover, the 18th annual Burning Basket, starts to burn on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Best Bets

The Burning Basket has been transformed into heat and light. In fields… Continue reading

The masthead for the Homer Weekly News.
Years Ago

Homer happenings from years past

Carrots, beets, red cabbage are on their way to the kitchen. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
Kachemak Gardener: Time to harvest the vegetable garden

It’s that magnificent time of year when you really should head north.… Continue reading

Most Read