North Words Writers Symposium

SKAGWAY, Alaska, United States

May 29 - Jun 1, 2024


AWP grantees welcome. Local scholarship through Skagway Arts Council. Other scholarships TBA.

CONTACT: Jeff Brady
PHONE: (907) 983-3188

Ya aaní káa has du shkalneegí yaa nas.áx? (On this land their stories are sounding off - Lingit). North Words Writers Symposium welcomes all to an intimate setting with just 40 participants engaging with authors in a spectacular Alaska setting.

Join our stellar keynote author and faculty for four days of panel discussions, writing workshops, readings, and adventure in Skagway, Alaska.

Symposium events include activities such as hiking and writing workshops, readings by faculty and participants, a barbecue with live music at Alderworks Writers & Artists Retreat in Dyea; and a final keynote banquet.

Get tips from working writers during one-on-one faculty consultations. Sign up for a half hour session with our amazing Alaska-NW authors at registration. No extra charge!

College credit is available through the University of Alaska. See details on website.


Featured Writers Include:

2024 Keynote Author: Jamie Ford (Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, The Many Daughters of Afong Moy)

Alaska-NW Authors: Lily Tuzroyluke, Daryl Farmer, Melinda Moustakis, John Messick, Christine Byl, Don Rearden.


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting


AB Hall - Broadway
PO Box 1236
Alaska, United States

North Words Writers Symposium

Greetings from beautiful Skagway, Alaska!

Join our community of writers in search of inspiration and refreshment under the midnight sun. The Symposium offers solid craftwork, thoughtful discussion and experiences that will last a lifetime. Applications accepted Nov. 15 - May 15. Only 40 spots available so it helps to register early.

Sponsored by Skagway Development Corporation with generous support from the Municipality of Skagway, Skagway Traditional Council, Skagway Book Co/Alderworks Alaska LLC, White Pass & Yukon Route, Days of '98 Show/FOE #25, Skagway Public Library, Red Onion Saloon/ Burro Creek Waterfall Lodge, Alaska Excursions, Alaska Seaplanes, Alaska Fjordlines, and The Historic Skagway Inn.