Homer Alaska - Arts

Story last updated at 6:11 PM on Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Homer, PLU writing students read at Bunnell next Wednesday

Linda Martin and Erin Coughlin Hollowell, two writers now living in Homer who met at Pacific Lutheran University in the Rainier Writing Workshop, read at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Students in the low-residency writing program, they met while Hollowell still lived in Cordova, and through email shared writings and encouraged each other.

A Homer resident 10 years ago, Hollowell recently returned to Homer with her husband Glenn Hollowell. Originally from upstate New York, she has a bachelor of arts in writing from Cornell University and a master of fine arts in poetry from PLU. Hollowell has been published in Weber Studies, Alaska Quarterly Review, Blue Earth Review, Crab Creek Review and Terrain.org. Her poetry collection, "Pause, Traveler," will be published in January 2013 by Boreal Books, a division of Red Hen Press.

Martin has lived in Homer since 1980 and owns and operates Lakeshore Glass with her husband, Larry Martin. Linda Martin graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in English and a teaching certificate. After teaching high school English, she wrote for several small newspapers and later as a writer for Ski Racing Magazine in Denver and travel editor in New York for Skiing Magazine. She also taught at the University of Montana journalism school and edited the UM Department of Forestry journal Western Wildlands. Martin will graduate with a master of fine arts degree in poetry from PLU in August. She will read from her thesis, "Dancing with Mama."