For everyone that wishes to enjoy a wide range of Community Events, Skagway has it all. Throughout the year our small community (population 1036 in 2014 census estimate) puts on a host of events with the help of many Skagway volunteers!
North Words Writers Symposium
September 3 @ 3:00 pm - September 5 @ 9:00 pm$395
North Words Writers Symposium moves to Labor Day weekend this year in order to have a safe, in-person conference. Dates are Sept. 3-5.
The annual gathering of writers for panel discussions, workshops, readings, and more will feature a selection of published Alaska-NW writers featuring keynote author Kim Heacox (The Only Kayak, Jimmy Bluefeather, others). Joining him will be Tina Ontiveros (rough house), Marie Tozier (Open the Dark), M Jackson (The Secret Lives of Glaciers), Hank Lentfer (Raven’s Witness), Nancy Lord (Early Warming), and Caroline Van Hemert (The Sun is a Compass). North Words will operate under a COVID mitigation plan approved by the municipality for a safe event.
Our previously announced keynote, novelist Tommy Orange (There There), will not be able to join us this year, but he did commit to being our keynote for our conference next year at our usual time in May 2022.
North Words is limited this year to 30 participants plus faculty due to venue limitations. We are requiring everyone to be vaccinated against COVID-19, with certain exceptions, and masks will be mandated at most indoor venues. As of mid-July, we had 10 spaces left. To register or find more information, visit our website.