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2021 Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference

Images of Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference Presenters and May 15-18- All Virtual

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 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 Theater through the Andrew W. Mellon National Playwright Residency Program and Editor of First Alaskans Magazine.

Registration fees are $50 for University of Alaska students and $80 for the general public until February 28 and $100 thereafter.

To learn more about this year’s conference, read about the faculty, and look at the schedule check out the conference website.

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The Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference is a program of the Kachemak Bay Campus of the Kenai Peninsula College.  

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