Let Skagway inspire You

May 27-30, 2020

Let Skagway inspire You

May 27-30, 2020

Let Skagway inspire You

May 27-30, 2020

Let Skagway inspire You

May 27-30, 2020

Let Skagway inspire You

May 27-30, 2020

Let Skagway inspire You

May 27-30, 2020

Let Skagway inspire You

May 27-30, 2020

“Exploring the Frontiers of Language”

North Words Writers Symposium • May 27-30, 2020 | Keynote Author: Bill Streever

February 2020 Update – North Words 2020 Registration Still Open, Panels Announced!  Registration remains open for North Words 2020 by clicking on the Register tab above. As of Feb. 10, we had 10 of the 40 spots filled, so there’s still lots of room – sign up today to secure a spot! This year’s special theme is “Writing at a time of a threatened natural world.” Check out our 2020 Press Release and recently released Panel Topics.  Our faculty features our keynote author, acclaimed nature writer Bill Streever (see below),  along with these writers from Alaska and the Northwest: Dr. M. Jackson of Eugene, OR, formerly of Skagway and now a noted writer of glacier books; Heather Lende of Haines, AK, best-selling author of non-fiction books about small town life and politics; Nicole Stellon O’Donnell of Fairbanks, AK, highly praised teacher and writer of prose poetry;  Eva Holland of Whitehorse, Yukon, published free-lance magazine writer and author of a new book on overcoming fears; Caroline Van Hemert, of Anchorage and Haines, who’s memoir The Sun is A Compass came out to great reviews last summer; and Anchorage short fiction writer Bryan Fierro. Check out their bios and books on the Faculty page under the 2020 Conference tab above. 

October 14, 2019 – North Words founder Buckwheat Donahue passes. 
The North Words family is mourning the passing of our founding father, Buckwheat, who was loved by our community of writers and readers. A Howling Ceremony of  Life will be held at the Eagles in Skagway on Nov. 23. We have posted some great memories of BW in photos on our Facebook page, and we will carry on North Words in his honor and with as much of his spirit as we can muster.

September 26, 2019 – Bill Streever to Keynote 11th Annual North Words 
We are pleased to announce Bill Streever, biologist, award winning and bestselling nature writer,  will be the keynote author for our 11th annual symposium on May 27 – 30, 2019.  Watch for other additions to our faculty to be announced in October! 

Bill Streever

Bill Streever

2020 Keynote Speaker Bio

 

Presented by the North Words Organizing Faculty under the fiscal sponsor Skagway Development Corporation – Community Development Services, with generous support from the Municipality of Skagway and additional SponsorsMeet your writing community at the North Words Writers Symposium in Skagway, Alaska.