The Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference (KBWC) will be on hiatus in 2020 while planning
occurs to review its structure, format, and scope to ensure its sustainable future.
For eighteen years, the KBWC has drawn nearly 2,000 writers and participants from
across the country and the world to Homer, Alaska. Bringing together writers of all
experience levels with award-winning faculty authors and poets, the conference has
served as an important resource to the Alaskan writing community.
KBC Director Emerita Carol Swartz ably led it from 2002 through this year's conference
with the help of the conference committee, the Kenai Peninsula College staff, local
volunteers, vendors, and donors who played critical roles in the event. We are grateful
for all the support the conference has received.
This one-year hiatus will provide an opportunity to review the conference's purpose
and scope, and to make changes necessary for its continued success.