Let Skagway inspire you

Let Skagway inspire you

Let Skagway inspire you

Let Skagway inspire you

Let Skagway inspire you

Special Pre-North Words Book Event Tuesday, July 28, 2020 • 4-5 pm ADT
Reading from their new books: Eva Holland, author of Nerve, and Heather Lende, author of Of Bears and Ballots, plus special guest Amy Gash, editor of Heather’s books at Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.  This virtual event will be hosted by Jeff Brady from our independent bookstore sponsor, Skaguay News Depot & Books. Connect to link for this FREE Zoom session at www.skagwaybooks.com

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