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Getting to Know Alaskan Authors: Nancy Lord

Posted by Laura Haskins - Library Director on August 19, 2011

Nancy Lord photo from her websitePlease join us on Saturday afternoon, August 27 from 2 – 3:30 pm for a reading by Homer author and former Alaskan Writer Laureate Nancy Lord.

From her website:

Like most Alaskans, Nancy has worked at many, mostly seasonal jobs over the years. She has worked in a cannery, for the weather service, as a hotel maid, as owner/manager of a sporting goods store, at a salmon hatchery, as an aide to members of the Alaska Legislature, as a commercial salmon fisherman, as a lecturer on a cruise ship, and as an adjunct and visiting teacher of creative writing. She has also always written — fiction and nonfiction, books and essays and articles, radio commentaries. Most of her published work is drawn from Alaskan material or themes. “It’s not that I write about Alaska,” she says. “Rather, this place is full of such extraordinary stories and landscapes, I’m most interested in exploring narratives and metaphors to comment in a fresh way upon what we, humans, are doing in, and to, the larger world.”

She is the author of three short fiction collections (most recently The Man Who Swam with Beavers, 2001) and five books of literary nonfiction (most recently Early Warming: Crisis and Response in the Climate-Changed Northone of several of her works that we have in our collection). She teaches creative writing at the Kachemak Bay Branch of Kenai Peninsula College and for the University of Alaska Anchorage. Her awards include fellowships from the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Rasmuson Foundation, a Pushcart Prize, and residencies at a number of artist communities.

Refreshments will be served.

There is no charge for this event, which is a joint production of the Seldovia Public Library and the Seldovia Arts Council.

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