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Welcoming literary citizens: An interview with 49 Writers' new director Erin Hollowell

...generosity.It's a philosophy strongly influenced by fellow Alaskan poet Peggy Shumaker, a mentor and former Alaska State Writer Laureate whom Hollowell calls "the most generous writer I know.""From, really, just watching her, I learned...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-22/welcoming-literary-citizens-interview-49-
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AK State Writer Laureate nominations open

...nominations for the 2014-2016 Alaska State Writer Laureate. Eligibility is open to...nominations is Oct. 1.The Alaska State Writer Laureate is a two-year honorary...on a biennial basis. The Alaska State Writer Laureate is selected by the Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-08-14/ak-state-writer-laureate-nominations-open
Art
Ordaz repeats as Poetry Out Loud champ

...poems being so thoughtfully expressed, said Alaska State Writer Laureate Frank Soos during the event. Each of the 10...Legislature to formally acknowledge his position as State Writer Laureate.The Alaska Poetry Out Loud State Finals will...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-12/ordaz-repeats-poetry-out-loud-champ
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Southeast writers honored in statewide haiku contest

...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 at the University...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-06-17/southeast-writers-honored-statewide-haiku
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Arts council announces new state writer laureate

...Peggy Shumaker as the new Alaska state writer laureate 2010-2012. She will...succeeds Homer writer Nancy Lord. As state writer laureate, Shumaker will represent...more information on the Alaska State Writer Laureate program, contact the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101410/art_720410490.shtml
Arts
Husband and wife named Alaska State Writer Laureate and Individual Artist for 2015

...in a phone call that he'd been named the new Alaska State Writer Laureate as part of the Governors Awards for the Arts...collaboration with literacy and the literary arts."The Alaska State Writer Laureate Program was created in the early 1960s to honor...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-18/husband-and-wife-soos-and-klass-both-hono
Art
Lord named as new Alaska State Writer Laureate

...writer Nancy Lord as the new Alaska State Writer Laureate. Lord will serve a two-year...began Oct. 1, 2008. She succeeds State Writer Laureate John Straley from Sitka...recommended for the position of State Writer Laureate, and I wasn't the least...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100208/art_339467891.shtml
Alaska Writer Laureate Nora Dauenhauer finishes up two-year term

Alaska State Writer Laureate Nora Marks Dauenhauer sits...recognitionsDauenhauer's appearances as Alaska State Writer Laureate have included serving on the...Women's Hall of Fame in 2010, and Alaska State Writer Laureate, 2012-2014. Editor's...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-11-20/sharing-her-point-view
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The Alaska State Council on the Arts seeks nominations for the 2014-2016 Alaska State Writer Laureate

...open for the 2014-2016 Alaska State Writer Laureate. Eligibility is open...is Oct. 1, 2014. The Alaska State Writer Laureate is a two-year honorary...on a biennial basis. The Alaska State Writer Laureate is selected by the Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-08-07/alaska-state-council-arts-seeks-nominatio
Art
Sitka man is first Alaska State Writer

...being named the first Alaska State Writer - is particularly rewarding...to be thought of as the Alaska State Writer, that's a pretty giant thrill...the council's new plan, the state writer job will be filled in alternating...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/013000/Ins_poet.html
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