North Words Writers Symposium

SKAGWAY, Alaska, United States

Aug 27 - Aug 30, 2020


Local scholarship through Skagway Arts Council. Inquire about any others.

CONTACT: Jeff Brady
PHONE: (907) 973-2354

"Exploring the Frontiers of Language," the North Words Writers Symposium welcomes all to an intimate setting with just 40 participants engaging with authors in a spectacular Alaska setting. NOTE NEW DATE FOR 2020!

Join 2020 keynote author Bill Streever and our faculty of Alaska-NW authors for three days of panel discussions, writing workshops, readings, and adventure in Skagway, Alaska.

Symposium events include either a ride on the White Pass & Yukon Railroad to the Denver Glacier Trailhead for a morning of exploring, or a boat trip across Skagway Bay and waterfall hike-write at Burro Creek Lodge; a barbecue with live music at Alderworks Writers & Artists Retreat in Dyea; and a keynote banquet overlooking beautiful Jewell Gardens. Most meals are included.

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

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


Featured Writers Include:

2020 Keynote Author: Bill Streever (In Oceans Deep, Cold, Heat, And Soon I Heard a Roaring Wind)

Alaska-NW Authors: Dr. M. Jackson, Heather Lende, Nicole Stellon O'Donnell, Eva Holland, Brian Fierro, Caroline Van Hemert.


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting


AB Hall - Broadway
PO Box 1236
Alaska, United States

North Words Writers Symposium

Greetings from beautiful Skagway, Alaska!

We invite you to converge here in late August 2020 (postponed from late May due to CVOID-19) with a 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.

Sponsored by Skagway Development Corporation with generous support from the Municipality of Skagway, Skagway Book Co/Alderworks Alaska LLC, White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, Taku Graphics/Shorefast Editions, Skagway Public Library, John Straley, Alaska Seaplanes, and The Historic Skagway Inn.