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Evening at Egan to present a discussion on writing with Peggy Shumaker

Alaska State Writer Laureate Peggy Shumaker will be the host of this week's Evening at Egan lecture, titled "Geographies of the Land and of the Heart." Shumaker will...
Southeast writers honored in statewide haiku contest

...Salcha took first place in the adult category and Loree Rayback of Palmer placed third.Judges of the contest included Peggy Shumaker, Alaska State Writer Laureate from 2010-2012, and Professor Derek Burleson who teaches creative writing and literature...
Arts council announces new state writer laureate

...State Council on the Arts has chosen Fairbanks writer Peggy Shumaker as the new Alaska state writer laureate 2010-2012...fine art from Alaska. For more information about Peggy Shumaker, visit her web site at For...
Juneau writer Ernestine Hayes wins one of five Alaska Literary Awards

...will receive $5,000 fellowships.Award sponsors Peggy Shumaker and Joe Usibelli said in a release, "Amazing writers...annual Alaska Literary Awards are made possible by Peggy Shumaker and Joe Usibelli through their donation to the Alaska...
Alaska Book Week scheduled for Oct. 4-11

...Levi, Lynn Lovegreen, Susanna Mishler, Lael Morgan, Jolene Perry, Bill Quirk, Don Rearden, Becky Saleeby, Peggy Shumaker, S.E. Thomas, Deb Vanasse, Rachel Weaver and others.This year, Alaska Book Week is supported by Alaska Center...
Five Good Reads for 2014

...stark adventures of a relative who traveled the Arctic Ocean in the early twentieth century.? "Gnawed Bones" by Peggy Shumaker. I begin my writing days by reading poetry, and I love all of Shumaker's work. Drawn from difficult touchpoints...
Thoughts on Richard Dauenhauer

...strong and vital, vibrant with curiosity and learning. His "Benchmarks" remain to help us find our way.-- Peggy Shumaker, Rasmuson Foundation's Distinguished Artist for 2014 and former Alaska State Writer Laureate Dick's ready wit...
Extraordinary Wolf: A Conversation with Seth Kantner

...for whatever classes he figured would be easiest. One of these happened to be creative writing with Fairbanks poet Peggy Shumaker (she, incidentally, did not turn down the Alaska State Writer Laureate, serving 2010-2012)."Like other classes...
Applications now open for the Alaska Literary Awards

...beginning this year. The application is now open, and the deadline is Sept. 2 at 9:59 p.m. To apply, go to: Alaska Literary Awards are sponsored by Peggy Shumaker and Joe Usibelli.
Five good (Alaskan) reads

...history and quiet tension. Like Dyson's book, it interweaves past and present.? "Just Breathe Normally" by Peggy Shumaker A poet, Shumaker has crafted a memoir of excruciating beauty, pivoting on haunting images and scattered memories...


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