North Words Writers Symposium

SKAGWAY, Alaska, United States

May 29 - Jun 1, 2019


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.

Join 2019 keynote author Susan Orlean 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:

2019 Keynote Author: Susan Orlean (The Library Book, The Orchid Thief, Rin Tin Tin, The Bullfigher Checks Her Makeup)

Alaska-NW Authors: Ernestine Hayes, John Evison, Emily Wall, Don Rearden, Nancy Lord, Terrence Cole


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 here in late May 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, John Straley, Alaska Seaplanes, and The Historic Skagway Inn.