North Words Writers Symposium

SKAGWAY, Alaska, United States

May 30 - Jun 2, 2018


SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

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.

Join 2018 keynote author Pico Iyer and our faculty of Alaska-NW authors for three days of panel discussions, writing workshops, readings, and adventure in Skagway, Alaska.

Symposium events include a ride on the White Pass & Yukon Railroad to the Laughton Glacier Trailhead for a day of exploring and writing at the Laughton cabin, and a barbecue with live music at Alderworks Writers & Artists Retreat in Dyea. The opening reception, closing banquet with our keynote speaker, and a few other meals are also 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:

2018 Keynote Author: Pico Iyer (The Art of Stillness, The Open Road, The Global Soul)

Alaska-NW Authors: Ernestine Hayes, Willy Vlautin, Frank Soos, Ray Troll, Colleen Mondor, Emily Wall.


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction


AB Hall - Broadway
PO Box 1236
Alaska, United States

North Words Writers Symposium

Greetings from beautiful Skagway, Alaska!

We invite you to converge 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 life time.

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, Alaska Seaplanes, The Historic Skagway Inn, and the Westmark Inn Skagway.