State Writer Laureate Calendar of Events

Container of Stories Workshops and Community Events

Check back often; we will post locations as they are added.

June 10-11, 2017  | Juneau
Writing Workshop for Juneau Writers
Juneau Public Library

July 16, 2017 | Anchorage

Hiland Mountain Correctional Center (closed site)

July 16, 2017 | Anchorage
Alaska Writer Laureate Reading and Art Reception
blue holloman gallery, 3PM

Ernestine Hayes will read from her most recent book The Tao of Raven and from her first book, Blonde Indian, an Alaska Native Memoir. Sculptors Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein will be featured in a show of their recent work at this Sunday afternoon reception. 

August 4, 2017 | Juneau

Speech, What Shall We Do With Our Heroes?

AK State Libraries, Archives & Museums (SLAM)

September 22, 2017 | Juneau
Writer's Talk
Juneau Arts Academy


September 28-29, 2017| Seattle 

Reading, Performance, and Workshop

Frye Museum 

October 8-9, 2017 | Homer
Reading and Workshop
Kenai Peninsula College Kachemak Bay Camp

December 15, 2017 | Anchorage
Writer's Talk
Anchorage Unbound

February, 2018 | Seattle
Lecture / Presentation
Search for Meaning Festival

June, 2018 | Kachemak Bay

2016-2018 State Writer Laureate
Ernestine Hayes

Let us open this container of stories:
from long ago to yesterday,
from newborn to elder,
stories bold, silent, audacious, silenced

whose story will you tell?

For her Writer Laureate project, Hayes has launched a series of writing workshops, Container of Stories, that will reach communities across the state.  In these workshops, participants will be encouraged to tell the story of someone whose voice would not otherwise be heard, and will also be encouraged to tell their own stories. The two-day workshops invite participants at every level of writing experience.