F201. Alaska Voices: A Reading by Alaska Literary Series Authors

Redwood Room, Sheraton Seattle, 2nd Floor
Friday, February 28, 2014
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


The Alaska Literary Series began at the University of Alaska Press three years ago to showcase exciting Alaska voices and to explore the Alaska that doesn’t show up in popular media. Series authors—in poetry and nonfiction—will read from their work and discuss how to write, find community, and get published far from the literary world’s centers.


James Engelhardt’s critical work is in the Journal of the Midwest MLA; his ecopoetry manifesto is in octopusmagazine. He has had poems in NAR, Hawk and Handsaw, Terrain, and many others. A former managing editor of Prairie Schooner, he is the acquisitions editor at the University of Alaska Press.

Sara Loewen received her MFA in creative writing in 2011. Her first book, a memoir, is Gaining Daylight: Life On Two Islands. Recent essays have appeared in RiverTeeth, Literary Mama, and Terrain. She teaches at Kodiak College.

John Morgan has published six books of poetry, most recently River of Light and Archives of the Air, as well as a collection of essays, Forms of Feeling. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, Poetry, and APR. He won the Discovery Award and served as Writer-in-Residence at Denali National Park.

Holly J. Hughes is co-author of The Pen and The Bell: Mindful Writing in a Busy World and editor of Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose about Alzheimer’s Disease. Her poetry collection Sailing by Ravens is due out in 2014. She teaches writing in the Seattle area.