Working for a Living/Writing for Our Lives

  • Date: Apr 26, 2019
  • Times: 7 p.m.
  • Location: Writer's Block Bookstore

Hear how local authors find balance between putting food on the table and words on the page.

Alaskan authors from completely different regions will offer short readings and an onstage conversation about finding success as blue-collar writers. How have a cab-driving reluctant hunting guide from Fairbanks, a homesteading rural journo from Copper River country, and a lesbian electrician-poet from Anchorage all written well while steering clear of academia's hallowed halls? What are these "outsiders" in the know about, and how do they parlay lived experience in the "real world" into page-turning experiences shared by readers?

Come welcome Robert McCue's new book, "One Water," into print as he shares the stage with fellow Boreal Books authors Susanna J. Mishler and Mary Odden and moderator Jeremy Pataky