Dec. 3, 2020 — Vivian Faith Prescott — The Number One Writing Tip (on Zoom)

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 […]

Oct. 1, 2020 — Christine Cunningham — Writing for Different Audiences (on Zoom)

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 — Issa Spatrisano — Building Bridges for Cross Cultural Understanding with Refugee Populations (on Zoom)

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 […]

June 4, 2020 — Tim Bradner — Changes in the media landscape — can journalism survive? (on Zoom)

Contact Sherrie Simmonds for the Zoom link to this meeting. Now more than ever, good journalism is needed, but the traditional economics of the industry are upended. Are there solutions? An independent press is vital to our democracy. Bradner will also present information about the Alaska Center for Excellence in Journalism. Tim Bradner wears […]