Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference

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Homer, AK, United States
Event Date: 
May 18, 2024
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
February 28, 2024
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The 2024 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference will be held from May 18 to May 21 at the Kenai Peninsula College campus in Homer, Alaska, with views of the snowcapped mountain ranges across Kachemak Bay. The conference features craft classes, as well as craft conversations, readings, panels, and individual consultations for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The faculty includes poets Jennifer Elise Foerster, Sean Hill, and Emily Wall; fiction writers Destiny O. Birdsong, David Nikki Crouse, and Debra Magpie Earling; and nonfiction writers Nuar Alsadir, David George Haskell, and Priyanka Kumar. Participating publishing professionals include editor Ethan Nosowsky (Graywolf Press) and agent Hafizah Augustus Geter (Janklow & Nesbit). The theme of this year’s conference is “Wonder in the Wounded World.” The cost of tuition is $425 with registration by May 2 and $475 with registration between May 3 and May 18. Scholarship application forms were submitted to the director via e-mail by February 28. Space is limited; registration is first come, first served. Visit the website for more information.

Accessibility accommodations include elevators in all multilevel spaces; accessible sidewalks, pathways, and doorways; accessible bathrooms; accessible event spaces and reserved seating; accessible parking; closed captioning for online programming; ASL interpretation with advance request; and room numbers and building directions in Braille. Contact the conference director via phone or e-mail for requests or additional accessibility details.

Contact Information

Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, Kenai Peninsula College, 533 East Pioneer Avenue, Homer, AK 99603. (907) 235-1612. Erin Coughlin Hollowell, Conference Director.