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    Time to Read!

    With so many of us stuck at home, it’s a great time for reading. I have been reading books I’ve been saving for a special time or meaning to get to. That’s led to an eclectic mix of fiction and…

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    The Harriman Expedition of 1899

    Edward Harriman was a railroad magnate and type-A personality. When his physician suggested he take a vacation, rather than relax in the Caribbean or tour Europe, he pulled together a group of the finest scientists and artists of that generation…

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    Alaska Book Week 2017

    This year’s Alaska Book Week of October  1-7. This is a time for us to celebrate Alaskan authors and books. Events have been happening all over the state, from book signings to talks to a bookmark contest! See more at…

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    What is good writing?

    The University of Alaska Anchorage hosts a series of readings every summer. All of the writers who participate are either Alaskans or faculty from their MFA program. Recently, I went on two consecutive nights to hear writers read from their…

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    Homer Ak and Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference

    (“Encore Presentation” due to my busy schedule! Originally posted on 6/08/12, revised for 2013 conference) You can see my summary of Kachemak Bay’s history in the Gallery section. Homer is the biggest settlement on the bay. The site was occasionally…