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Co-editors MaryLee Hayes and Angie Slingluff will present their recently published book Alaska Women Speak Anthology, a collection of art, stories, poems, and photographs covering 25 years of the Alaska Women Speak journals, from 1992 to 2017.
Hayes was managing editor of the journal from 1994 to 2002, and Slingluff was layout editor for the publication from 1997 to 2014.
Born and raised at Spring Brook Ranch near Dorr, Michigan, Hayes graduated from the Famous Writers School in Westport, Connecticut, and the Mercy Central School of Nursing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She worked as a registered nurse for 45 years, and has been published in many publications as a freelance writer. She has authored three books, and has lived in Alaska since 1981.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Slingluff moved to the ancestral family farm in rural Maryland at age 9. After receiving a B.A. in History from Newton College of the Sacred Heart in Boston and an M.A. from Fordham University in New York, she traveled, worked, and volunteered in Mexico and British Columbia, Canada, before arriving in Alaska in 1986. Her graphic arts skills were developed during administrative work with surveys, mapping, and geographic information system technology. She retired from the Federal Aviation Administration and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.