Registration has started for the annual Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, to be held June 13-17 at Land’s End Resort. Held buy the Kachemak Bay Campus, this year’s keynote presenter will be award winning novelist Alice Sebold, author of “The Lovely Bones” and “The Almost Moon.” The conference features 17 other nationally-recognized authors, editors and agents who will teach creative writing workshops, readings, craft talks and panel presentations in creative fiction, nonfiction, poetry and the business of writing. Presenting writers are Rich Chiappone, Tracy Daugherty, Kwame Dawes, Debbie Dahl Edwardson, Erin Coughlin Hollowell, Holly Hughes, Tom Kizzia, Nancy Lord, Lee Martin, dg naouck okpik, Benjamin Percy, Scott Russell Sanders, Marjorie Sandor, Eva Saulitis, Peggy Shumaker and Sherry Simpson along with special guest speaker Eowyn Ivey.
Optional activities include manuscript reviews, editor-agent consultations, receptions, a boat cruise and open “mic.” Evening readings on June 15-17 by visiting writers will be open to the general public. A special post-conference writing workshop, Nature Across the Genres, will be held at Tutka Bay Lodge for conference registrants.
The conference early registration fee is $375, with a special UA admitted student rate.