Sitka writer Brendan Jones presents “Being an Alaskan Writer in a New York Industry” at 6 p.m. March 18 at the Homer Public Library. He also reads from his forthcoming novel, “The Alaskan Laundry,” to be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the fall of 2015. Jones commercial fishes and works on restoring his home, a World War II tugboat. He is currently at Stanford University, where he teaches creative writing, and has a Stegner Fellowship. He received a graduate and undergraduate degree from Oxford University in modern languages. He has written commentaries for NPR, blogs regularly for the Huffington Post, and has published in Ploughshares, Narrative Magazine, and elsewhere.