Alaska Writers Guild
Writer to Writer
Writing about Place
Learn how writers can make use of location in their work
John will focus on the ways writers can make use of location in our work. He will also discuss his experiences in Denali National Park, as writer-in-residence, and read from his latest book, "River of Light: A Conversation with Kabir," a long poem just published by the University of Alaska Press. This poem is based on a week-long raft trip on the Copper River in Southcentral Alaska.
Born in New York City, John Morgan won the Hatch Prize for Lyric Poetry at Harvard and holds an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa, where he was awarded the Academy of American Poets’ Prize. In 1976, he moved with his family to Fairbanks, Alaska, to teach Creative Writing at the University of Alaska.
Morgan's work has appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The Paris Review, The New Republic, Prairie Schooner, The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, and many other magazines, and in more than twenty anthologies. He has also published numerous essays, four chapbooks, and a book of essays. Winner of the New York Poetry Center’s Discovery Award, Morgan received two writing fellowships from the Alaska State Council on the Arts, a Rasmuson Artist Fellowship, a Bread Loaf scholarship and a fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. In 2009, he served as the first writer-in-residence at Denali National Park.
Find more about John at www.johnmorganpoet.com
Friday*, March 21 7-8:30 pm
Bear Gallery in Pioneer Park
*Please note different day.
Monthly Critique Group
Sunday, March 30 @ 1PM, Gulliver's Book Store meeting room*.
*Please note new location
Interior Chapter Workshop
Meet for a face to face workshop/critique session. Send your submissions of no more than ten double spaced pages to email@example.com by Saturday, March 23 for distribution.