Post-Conference Workshop

Finding the Geography of Our Work
Afaa Michael Weaver

June 16-18

Participate in a special, unique workshop at the internationally recognized, award-winning Tutka Bay Lodge across Kachemak Bay.  Inspiration, presentation, and a truly enchanting environment make the Tutka Bay Lodge a perfect place to focus on your writing.


Finding the Geography of Our Work

After writing what appears to be a cluster of related poems, we may want to get an overview of what is happening in our poems so that we can be more deliberate. Locating and identifying themes helps us to meditate on the freshness of our work. In this workshop we will look at groupings of five to ten of our most recent poems and discuss where we think our writing is going, what it’s about, and what may lay ahead for us. Of course, in all of this we will be looking to see what we can do to improve our writing by mending aspects that seem challenging to us.



Double/Triple-occupancy, shared charming cabins with bath


Meals will be provided by Lodge staff


June 16: Depart Homer Boat Harbor by boat taxi at 4:00pm, arrive at Lodge at about 4:45pm.
June 18: Depart Lodge at 4:00pm; arrive in boat harbor at about 4:45pm.


There is a limit of 15 participants; first -come, first-served. Minimum enrollment is 8.
Complete and submit registration in advance and preferably at the time of general conference registration. This post-conference workshop is only available to conference registrants.

Special Fee (in addition to conference fee):

$400 (includes housing, food, boat taxi: gratuity not included). Co-sponsored by the Tutka Bay Lodge.

Other activities:

Unwind after workshop sessions; kayaking; tide pooling; walk on the trails or relax on the deck.


Kachemak Bay Campus - Kenai Peninsula College/UAA
533 E. Pioneer Ave.
Homer AK 99603