North Words 2021 moves to Sept. 3-5

UDATED 3/31/21 The dates for the 12th annual North Words Writers Symposium in Skagway will be Sept. 3-5, 2021.  The move from its usual late May dates to Labor Day weekend will enable North Words to be in-person this year. “Our aim is to have a COVID-safe conference...

North Words 2021 will feature keynote author Tommy Orange

In his ground-breaking 2018 debut novel, There There, one of author Tommy Orange’s ensemble of characters admires a radio show mix of old and new Indigenous music, commenting, “The problem with Indigenous art in general is that it’s stuck in the past. The catch, or...
Susan Orlean will keynote 10th annual North Words

Susan Orlean will keynote 10th annual North Words

Photo: Susan Orlean for Grub Street / New York Magazine   North Words Writers Symposium May 29-June 1, 2019 Skagway, Alaska Despite writing four bestsellers and garnering a slew of accolades, one of the first questions I want to ask best-selling author Susan...