Luncheon Speakers

June 3, 2021 — LoLo Paige — A Writer’s Journey From Nonfiction to Fiction

LoLo Paige is an award-winning author whose works include novels, short fiction, and nonfiction. She will talk about her journey into the realm of commercial fiction. Initially a nonfiction author, LoLo’s nonfiction story about escaping a runaway wildfire won a 2016 Alaska Press Club award. More recently, her romance books have been recognized in several […]

May 6, 2021 — John McKay — Observations from 40+Years in Alaska Journalism

During more than 40 years of practicing law in Alaska, John McKay has represented Alaskan and national news organizations, photographers, artists, and others on libel, privacy and copyright issues, access to government proceedings and records, subpoenas to journalists, secret settlements by public agencies, cameras in courts, and many other matters. He taught Media Law at […]

April 1, 2021 — Anne Coray — Green Shoots from Old Roots: Writing about the Environment

Anne Coray, author of the recently published novel Lost Mountain, will discuss her writing and changes she’s seen as a resident of remote Southwest Alaska. She will also explore the evolution of nature writing and its contemporary offshoot—eco-literature. Coray is the author of three poetry collections, coeditor of Crosscurrents North: Alaskans on the Environment, and […]

March 4, 2021 — Amy Gulick — The Salmon Way: An Alaska State of Mind

Intrigued that there is still a place in the world where the lives of people and salmon are linked, photographer and author Amy Gulick traveled throughout Alaska to explore the web of human relationships that revolve around these extraordinary fish. Commercial fishermen took her on as crew; Alaska Native families taught her the art of […]