The North Words Writers Symposium, originally set for the end of May, has been postponed to the end of August.

Alaska is currently under restrictions for gatherings of people due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and many Skagway businesses have also been affected by various announcements that will delay the start of the summer visitor season.

The North Words directors, after consulting with community partners and members of this year’s faculty, decided to postpone the event, rather than cancel it, in the hope that our unique writing community will be able to gather toward the end of summer.

The dates Thursday, August 27 through Sunday, August 30 worked for everyone involved and will better align with the summer ferry schedule.

Registration remains open for the eleventh annual symposium. Interested participants are encouraged to act soon as our limit is 40 participants and accommodations also fill up fast. For more information and to register click here.

Those currently enrolled have been contacted so they may change travel plans. If they cannot attend in August, then their registration fee will either be fully refunded or they will be given a credit toward next year’s registration.