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Home  >  Reading and Writing  >  Featured Writers
Meet writers from across Alaska and read excerpts of their work.
Ac'arralek Lolly Sheppard Carpluk (2 pages)
Ac'arralek Lolly Sheppard Carpluk is a Yup'ik woman, born and raised in Mountain Village, Alaska. Her traditional Yup'ik upbringing and perspective are supported and nurtured by a large extended family continually supporting and nurturing the Yup'ik.

Peter Dunlap-Shohl - Traffic Snarls
Traffic Snarls is a guide to the deadly feud between Anchorage cyclists and Anchorage motorists. This animated survivor's manual outlines the situation on the ground and dispenses helpful advice about how you can stay safe on your bike.

Peter Dunlap-Shohl - How Alaska Won the Cold War
At the time of the Cold War, Alaska was on the atomic front line. We lived with everyday reminders that we were poised at the edge of potential nuclear war. We didn't talk or think much consciously about it, but an undercurrent of dread ran through our lives. We persisted and, somehow, triumphed.

Peter Dunlap-Shohl - My Six (Known) Brushes With Death
An unromantic comedy with an unlikely couple, death and a carefree young boy, at its center. The two meet in unexpected places at surprising times, always managing to miss the lasting connection we feel is in store for them someday.

Peter Dunlap-Shohl - On the Banks of the Rolling Kenai
A battle to the death between a woman, a man, and a fish that was bigger than them both. On The Banks of the Rolling Kenai, love is the deadliest catch.

Peter Dunlap-Shohl - Oblivion 1964
The experience of the 1964 Alaska Earthquake is one of those landmark events so large their gravity bends the light of memory and affects how one sees the world forever after.

Peter Dunlap-Shohl - Susitna Story
Where the moon casts crazy shadows through the twisted tilting spruce, In the dark and drunken forests roam demons on the loose.

Amy Meissner (6 pages)
After completing undergraduate degrees in art and textiles in Nevada, Amy Meissner spent several years as a clothing designer in the United States and Canada.

Alice Cedeno
Alice Cedeno was born in Salinas, California, of Mexican parents. "I'm 100 percent Mexican," she says. She moved to Anchorage in 1974, and opened Alice's Hair Design in 1982.

Terri Fields and Rebecca D. Greeley (14 pages)
Terri Fields is an Athabascan from Fort Yukon. She is now living in Delta Junction and often recalls her Alaska Native heritage and culture in her writings.

New Voices
There's been a decade-long explosion in the number of books by or about Alaskans, especially in the area of children's books, memoirs and mysteries.

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