Dec. 3 — Vivian Faith Prescott — The Number One Writing Tip

The author of five poetry chapbooks, two full-length poetry books, and a short story collection, Vivian Faith Prescott is working toward release of her latest publication, a foodoir (a combination of personal memoir with a series of recipes) titled My Father’s Smokehouse, in 2022. She co-authors the “Planet Alaska” column in the Juneau Empire with […]

Nov. 5, 2020 — Heather Lende — Author of Of Bears and Ballots, and Find the Good

Bestselling Haines author Heather Lende’s newest book, Of Bears and Ballots, chronicles her three years on the Haines Borough Assembly from 2016-2019. Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-town Obituary Writer, is the current Alaska Reads pick. She was a long-time columnist for the Anchorage Daily News, and a contributing editor to Woman’s […]

Oct. 1, 2020 — Christine Cunningham — Writing for Different Audiences

A lifelong Alaskan, Christine Cunningham is an author, outdoor columnist for the Anchorage Daily News, and freelance writer. Her work has been featured in Alaska Magazine, Grays Sporting Journal, Sports Afield, and other national publications. Before experiencing and writing about hunting and fishing, Cunningham enjoyed observing and listening to nature on long solitary walks. Now, […]

Sept. 3, 2020 — Building Bridges for Cross Cultural Understanding with Refugee Populations — Issa Spatrisano

Spatrisano is the Program Director and State Refugee Coordinator at the Refugee Assistance and Immigration Services (RAIS) program of Catholic Social Service in Alaska. During a career spanning more than 8 years in refugee resettlement, she has served in a variety of roles, including case management, reception and placement, education, and employment services. Spatrisano has […]