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Writer to Writer Night with Paul Greci

Paul’s Twisted Path to Publication

Local author Paul Greci had a ten year adventure publishing his acclaimed middle grade novel, Surviving Bear Island through a traditional publisher. Learn how he finished and prepared his novel as he recounts his “twisted path to publication.”


Tuesday, February 16, 7 pm

Bear Gallery in Pioneer Park

Author Bio-


Paul grew up in northern Indiana where he spent as much time as he could on the Lake Michigan shoreline. After college, Paul worked his way west and north, and after a five year lay-over in California, settled in Alaska, where he’s lived for the past twenty five years working as a teacher and spending time in out of the way places. The first time Paul climbed into a sea kayak he embarked on a nine week, five hundred mile journey in Prince William Sound. That first trip and many others that followed provided the inspiration for his middle grade novel—a contemporary survival story set in Prince William Sound.


About the Novel-


Surviving Bear Island is a 2015 Junior Library Guild Selection in the High Interest Middle Category for grades 5 to 8 and was just named a 2015 Favorite by Alaska Dispatch

After a sea kayaking trip with his father takes a dangerous turn, Tom Parker is stranded on the remote, outer coast of unpopulated Bear Island in the waters of Prince William Sound, Alaska with only a survival kit in his pocket. Desperate to find his father, Tom doesn’t know how long he can survive and must put his survival skills to the test as he fights to reach safety.


Monthly Critique Group


Interior Chapter Workshop

Sunday, February 28, 1 pm, Noel Wien Library Study Room 1. Meet for a face to face workshop/critique session. Send your submissions of no more than ten double spaced pages to for distribution. Deadline to submit is Saturday, February 20.


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