Let Skagway inspire you

Let Skagway inspire you

Let Skagway inspire you

Let Skagway inspire you

Let Skagway inspire you

Virtual North Words Schedule

Aug. 2-4, 2020

Special Theme: Writing at a Time of a Threatened Natural World


Keynote Author: Bill Streever

Heather Lende, M Jackson, Eva Holland,

Caroline Van Hemert, Bryan Fierro, Nicole Stellon O’Donnel

Your Hosts

Daniel Henry, Jeff Brady, Kent Fielding, Katrina Woolford

Special Thanks to these Hosting Venues

Alderworks Alaska Writers & Artists Retreat, Skagway Public Library,

Skagway Convention & Visitors Bureau (AB Hall), Red Onion Saloon

NOTE: Daily events will be available for registered participants and faculty to join on Zoom 15 minutes before start times noted below.

Sunday, Aug. 2

6:00-9:00 PM (Alaska time)

Live from Alderworks in Dyea, Alaska

 6:00-6:30 PM

Open Zoom Reception/Introductions/Buckwheat Memories

 6:30-7:45 PM

Writing While The World Burns: 

How to stand witness to challenges, change, and turmoil. Why do it at all?

Panel: Bill (lead), Heather, Caroline, Eva, Bryan, Nicole, M

 7:45-8 PM

Social Break / Stretch Time / Barnyard Tour

 8:00-9:00 PM

 Making Science Stick Among Skeptics:

          Data is real, stupid. Or is it? What was the question?

Panel: M (lead), Caroline, Bill, Eva

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Monday, Aug. 3

1:00-4:00 PM (Alaska time)

Live from downtown Skagway, Alaska venues

 1:00-2:00 PM • Skagway Public Library

Writing Workshop 

Virtual workshop led by Nicole and M

(we may break this into 2 groups, details forthcoming)

 2:00-2:30 PM • Broadway Bound

Social Break / Stretch Time

 2:30-3:30 PM • AB Hall

Writing With Risk:

          Why should you try? What happens if you do? 

Panel: Eva (lead), Nicole, Heather

 3:30-4:00 PM • Red Onion Saloon

Wrap-up with RO Ghosts

Follow Dan wherever they take him! 

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Tuesday, Aug. 4

6:00-9:00 PM

(Alaska time)

Keynote Eve Live from Alderworks in Dyea, Alaska

6:00-6:30 PM

Open Zoom Reception/Alderworks Tour

 6:30-8:30 PM

Keynote by Bill Streever

“What It Is to be a Writer Today”

Q&A to follow remarks, leading into final panel discussion:

The Writer’s Role as a Source of Hope

          From all these urgent, tragic, troubling stories—where is the light?

Panel co-leaders: Heather, Caroline, Bryan

8:30-9:00 PM

Wrap-up by North Words organizers, final thoughts