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 Schedule

Skagway, Alaska

 

May 25 -28, 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM   Registration & Author Consultation Sign-up
Arctic Brotherhood (AB) Hall


6:00 PM – 8:00 PM   Opening Reception
Westmark


Thursday, May 26, 2016

6:45 AM  Early Bird Writer Workshop with Faculty
Skagway Public Library


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM  Continental Breakfast
AB Hall


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM  Welcome
AB Hall


9:00 AM – 10:00 AM  Published!: From your brain to the adoring readers.
AB Hall
Start with desire, add concept, obsession, and patience.
Full Faculty – Moderator: Kim Heacox


10:15 AM – 11:15 AM  Cold Copy: What Makes Editors Cringe, Shriek, and Fall in Love
AB Hall
A primer in presenting your child to strangers.
Full faculty – Moderator: Brian Doyle


11:30 AM – 12:30 PM   Writing Action: Narrative That Breaks a Sweat
AB Hall
I woke up, got dressed, and hung around the drugstore. On steroids.
Panel: Eowyn, Brian, Kim

OR

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM   Enough with the Xtra Tuffs: Discovering Alaska Beyond Reality TV
Presbyterian Church
Bustin’ out of the igloo
Panel: Lynn, Heather, Emily


12:30 PM – 2:00 PM   Lunch On Your Own!


2:00 PM – 3:00 PM   Foodie: How Flavor Enhances Character Development
AB Hall
Guilt-free literary dining.
Panel: Heather, Brian, Eowyn

OR

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM   Book Signing with Lynn & Kim
Skaguay News Depot & Books


3:15 PM – 4:15 PM   Merging Genres: Blending Historical Research with Fiction, Memoir, and Poetry
AB Hall
Commit to a real story in a real place with real people or lie with authority.
Panel: Jeff, Kim, Lynn


4:30 PM – 5:30 PM  Book Signing with Brian & Heather
Skaguay News Depot & Books

OR

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM   Consultations with Eowyn, Kim, Emily, Lynn or Dan
Half-hour sessions with faculty; sign up Wednesday at registration 


 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM   Dinner on your own!


 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM   Faculty Readings
National Park Service Auditorium


Friday, May 27, 2016

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM   Continental Breakfast
AB Hall


8:15 AM – 8:30 AM   Announcements


8:30 AM – 9:15 AM  Haiku/Poetry writing with Emily Wall
AB Hall


9:30 AM – 10:30 AM   A Poised Pen: In Defense of Note-taking, Journaling, and Scribbling
AB Hall
No app for this.
Panel: Emily, Dan, Lynn

OR

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM   Gonna Serve Somebody: Getting Real About Faith with Your Readers
Presbyterian Church
Finding words to express the ineffable.
Panel: Brian, Heather, Kim


10:45 AM – 11:45 AM   Discussion groups
AB Hall
Facilitated by Faculty & Staff

OR

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM   Book Signing with Eowyn and Emily
Skaguay News Depot & Books


11:45 AM – 1:00 PM  Lunch on your own!


1:00 PM – 3:15 PM   Participant readings
Presbyterian Church


3:30 PM – 4:30 PM  The Big Backyard: Making Your Story Universal
Presbyterian Church
Little things mean a lot.
Panel: Kim, Lynn, Heather

OR

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM  Consultations with Eowyn, Brian, Emily, Lynn or Dan
Half-hour sessions with faculty; sign up at Wednesday registration


 5:15 PM  Vans Depart to Alderworks Writers & Artists Retreat
2 pickup locations: 8th & Main and 6th & State


5:45 PM – 7:30 PM  Live music, food by the fire, rustic digs and Retreat tour
Alderworks Writers & Artists Retreat – Dyea, Alaska


7:30 PM & 8:00 PM  Vans Depart Alderworks to Skagway Hotels
2 Departure Times
2 drop off locations: 8th & Main and 6th & State


Saturday, May 28, 2016

7:20 AM Buses Depart to Train Station
2 pickup locations: 8th & Main and 6th & State


7:40 AM Board White Pass & Yukon Route RR


8:30 AM Disembark train at Laughton Glacier Station
Hike & write or Campfire Reflections 


 4:00 PM  Return to Skagway via WP&YR


 4:30 PM  Buses Depart Train Station for Skagway Hotels
2 drop off locations: 8th & Main and 6th & State


 5:45 PM  Buses Depart Skagway Hotels for Poppies
2 Pick Up Locations: 8th & Main and 6th & State


6:00 PM – 9:00 PM  Closing Banquet 
Poppies at Jewell Gardens


9:00 PM   Saturday Night in Skagway!