2021 Faculty, Francisco Cantu, Victoria Chang, Ernestine Hayes, Brandon Hobson, Anis Mojgani, Marie Mutsuki Mockett, Vera Starbard

Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference
May 15-18, 2021

Registration for the 2021 conference is now full.

If you would like to be on the waitlist for an open spot, please email KachemakBayWritersConf@alaska.edu and include your full name, preferred email address contact and a phone number where you can be reached.


The Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference has been the place where writers from Alaska and beyond come together to create community and learn how to be better writers. 2020 has been a year of transition, but one thing that we’ve learned is that the conference is important to many people.

The 2021 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference will be entirely virtual from May 15-18. While it will be disappointing to not be sharing our time together face-to-face, this decision will open opportunities for a virtual conference that won’t replicate the in-person event, but build on the benefits of an online platform.

The faculty for the 2021 conference will be: Francisco Cantú, Victoria Chang, Brandon Hobson, Anis Mojgani, Marie Mutsuki Mockett, and Vera Starbard. Our most esteemed closing speaker will be Ernestine Hayes. There will be other panels and guest speakers that will be announced as they are finalized. Please refer to Faculty page for more information about these amazing instructors.

The schedule for the conference will allow participants to attend all workshops, craft conversations, and readings as no events will be concurrent. There will be ample opportunity to network in virtual lounges that will be constructed to foster interest groups. Please browse the schedule and plan your conference.

Registration fees will be substantially reduced so that more people can take advantage of this special conference and we can build an even greater, more diverse group of writers working together. And we can all look forward to meeting again on the Bay in 2022.

As always, updates will be posted on Facebook and on the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference website.

Take care and stay safe,
Erin Coughlin Hollowell, director of the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference