Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference

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A popular writers' gathering on the southern Kenai Peninsula is going on a one-year-hiatus. Next year, there will be no Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference.  Kachemak Bay Campus announced this week that it is cancelling next summer’s event in order to review its purpose, scope and future.

Reid Brewer is the director of the campus, and he said taking a step back is necessary due to the state’s budget cuts and funding uncertainty surrounding the Alaska University System.

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The 2019 Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference  invited  Kachemak Science to attend this June. In this episode, you'll hear bestselling author Diane Ackerman's public reading and Q & A adressing topics like, whales and neuroscience, owl pellets, and her time in the space program.  Don't miss Elena Passarello's reading from her book, Animals Strike Curious Poses, about Sackerson, the bear who achieved sports-hero status in Elizabethan England.

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This month on Kachemak Science,
Dr. Ryan Sharp from Kansas State University and Dr Matthew Brownlee from Clemson University introduce their study of visitors to Katmai and Lake Clark National Preserves. Also, Homer author Nancy Lord reads from her latest book "pH". She makes a few recommendations for great science writing and talks about her science writing seminar at the 2018 Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference.

Jenny Neyman

The 15th annual Kachemak Bay Writers Conference, held in Homer this past weekend, offered something for everyone, on any end of the writing spectrum.