Let Skagway inspire you

Let Skagway inspire you

Let Skagway inspire you

Let Skagway inspire you

Let Skagway inspire you

Let Skagway inspire you

Let Skagway inspire you

Let Skagway inspire you

North Words Writers Symposium Skagway, Alaska 2015 Schedule

For travel and accommodations go to: www.skagway.com

Wednesday, May 27

2:00-5:00
Registration- Arctic Brotherhood (AB) Hall

6:00-8:00
Symposium Taco Bar Reception- upstairs Red Onion

Thursday, May 28

6:45 am
Early Bird Writer Workshop, Skagway Public Library

8:00-9:00
Continental Breakfast-AB hall

8:30
Plenary Session- AB Hall


Welcome: Buckwheat, Jeff, Dan, Wendy, Katrina
Symposium Introductions

9:00-10:45
Panel Discussion – AB Hall
The Secret Lives of Successful Storytellers

Routines, superstitions, exercises, genes, trade secrets, distractions, necessities.
Mary Roach
Emily Wall
Christine Byl
Seth Kantner
John Straley
Leigh Newman
Don Rearden
Dana Stabenow

11:00-12:30
Panel Discussion A – Presbyterian Church
How to Turn a True Story into a Readable Story
Reading your tale with someone else’s eyes
Dan Henry           
Seth Kantner
Mary Roach
Leigh Newman

Panel Discussion I- AB Hall
Darling, You-oo-oo Send Me: The Sensual Writer

The tang of her breath, sizzle of his touch, trickle of their sweat
Dana Stabenow
John Straley
Emily Wall

Book signing at Skaguay News Depot & Books:  
Don Rearden
Christine Byl

12:30-2:00 Lunch

2:00-3:30
Panel Discussion A- AB Hall
Poem as Map as Love

Know where your heart lives
Emily Wall
John Straley
Leigh Newman

Panel Discussion B-Presbyterian Church
Nature of the Beast: Wrestling the Wild to Your Page
 
Controlling the uncontrollable
Seth Kantner
Christine Byl
Don Rearden
Mary Roach

Book signing at Skaguay News Depot & Books:
Dana Stabenow

3:45-5:30
Panel Discussion- AB Hall
Reboot: Review, Rewrite, Revise, Repeat

The bottom line of great writing. The bottom line of great writing.
Mary Roach
Dana Stabenow
Don Rearden
Emily Wall

Consultations
Half-hour sessions with faculty; make early arrangements
Christine Byl
Leigh Newman
Seth Kantner
Dan Henry (UAS credit)

Book signing at Skaguay News Depot & Books:
John Straley

5:30-7:00
Dinner on your own!

7:00-9:30
Faculty readings- National Park Service auditorium

9:45-11:00
Night Owl Writer Workshop,

Red Room at Skagway Brewing Co.

Friday, May 29

6:45 am
Early Bird Writer Workshop w/ faculty,

Skagway Public Library
                 

8:00-9:00
Continental Breakfast-AB Hall

8:45
Announcements- AB Hall

9:00-10:30
Panel Discussion A- AB Hall
The Suspense is Killing Me: Drawing Readers to the Edge of Their Seats
The craft of delicious dread-making
Dana Stabenow
John Straley
Don Rearden        

Panel Discussion B-Presbyterian Church
Technical Schmechnical: Writing about Science for an Unscientific Audience

When is a duodenum just a dead end?
Mary Roach         
Christine Byl
Seth Kantner

Book Signing at Skaguay News Depot:
Emily Wall
Leigh Newman
                 

10:30-12:00
Lunch on your own!

12:00-2:30

Participant readings-AB Hall

2:45-4:15
Panel Discussion- AB Hall

Ha: Finding the Funny in the Mundane
The serious art of making readers chuckle out loud
Mary Roach
John Straley
Leigh Newman
Christine Byl

Consultations
Half-hour sessions with faculty; make arrangements early
Emily Wall
Dana Stabenow
Don Rearden
Dan Henry (UAS credit)

Book Signing at Skaguay News Depot:
Seth Kantner

5:00
Vans depart from Sgt. Preston’s & White House for Alderworks Alaska Writers & Artists Retreat in Dyea

5:30-9:30
Live music, food and drink by the fire, rustic digs,  and tour of writers/artists retreat

9:30
Vans leave Alderworks for Skagway


Saturday, May 30

8:00-9:00
Continental Breakfast-AB Hall

9:00-10:30
Panel Discussion- AB Hall

No Bullshit: Forging Truth Behind the Artifice
John Straley
Emily Wall
Dana Stabenow
Leigh Newman
Christine Byl
Don Rearden
Seth Kantner

Book Signing at Skaguay News Depot:
Mary Roach

10:30-12:00
Lunch on your own!

12:10
Meet shuttle for train station (Pick-up location TBA)

12:30
Ride the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad to Denver Glacier Trailhead (bring passport)

1:00
Disembark train at Denver Glacier Trailhead

1:00-3:30
Hike and Write or… Campfire Reflections

(after a short trip on White Pass & Yukon Route railroad to Denver Glacier Trailhead)                 

4:00
Return to Skagway

6:00-9:00
Banquet at Poppies Restaurant at Jewell Gardens

Mary Roach, Keynote

Saturday Night in Skagway!