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Festival of Readings

By: Advancement


The Festival of Literary Readings in conjunction with the 17th annual Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference will be held the evenings of June 9-11 in Homer. Sixteen nationally-recognized visiting and Alaskan novelists, essayists and poets will read from their work each evening.

Events include:

  • 8 p.m., June 9, at  Homer High School, Anthony Doerr Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist 
  • 7:30 p.m., June 10 at Alice's Champagne Palace, Rick Barot, Jean Hegland, Erin Coughlin Hollowell, Barbara Hurd, Nancy Lord, Floyd Skloot, Joe Wilkins
  • 7:30 p.m., June 11 at Land's End Resort, Jean Anderson, Rich Chiappone, Bryan Allen Fierro, Ernestine Hayes, Diane Glancy, and Peggy Shumaker

Biographical information can be viewed on the Writers' Conference website

All readings are open to the public with support from Alaska Airlines, Alaska State Council of the Arts, First National Bank Alaska, Caroline Musgrove Coons Endowment, The Atwood Foundation, University of Alaska, Homer Bookstore, Homer News, KBBI, Usibelli Foundation, University of Alaska Anchorage, Kachemak Bay Campus-Kenai Peninsula College, as well as many individual donors.


Photo by Jonas Jacobsson on Unsplash