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May 18th | For the Homer Tribune Print this article   Email this article  

General registration is open for the upcoming highly-acclaimed 2017 Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference to be held June 9-13 at Land's End Resort in Homer and presented by Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College-University of Alaska Anchorage.

The conference will feature award-winning, nationally recognized authors, editors and agents who will conduct creative writing workshops, readings, craft talks and panel presentations in creative fiction, nonfiction, poetry and the business of writing. This year's keynote presenter will be Pulitzer Prize novelist, poet and essayist Jane Smiley.

Other award-winning national and Alaskan presenting and visiting writers will be Richard Chiappone, Kevin Clark, Kate Carroll de Gutes, Erin Coughlin Hollowell, David Huddle, Brendan Jones, Thomas Larson, Nancy Lord, Linda Martin, Rebecca McClanahan, Nina McConingley, Don Rearden, Susan Fox Rogers, Rachel Rose, Peggy Shumaker, Dan Smethanka, and Jane von Mehren.

Optional activities include manuscript reviews, editor-agent consultations, receptions, a boat cruise and open "mic". Evening readings on June 10-12 by visiting writers will be open to the public at no charge. An additional special one day post-conference writing workshop will be held at Tutka Bay Lodge for conference registrants.

The conference's registration of $445 includes meals, receptions and workshops. Advanced registration is required. Learn more at


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