The 2024 Conference in-person is at capacity. You may still register for the recordings only. If you’d like to be on the waitlist if someone withdraws, please email

Conference fees:

Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference May 18-21, 2024. Starting at 8:30 am on Saturday and ending at 3:30 pm on Tuesday.

4 days of in person craft classes, conversations, generative workshops, panels, readings, and opportunities to form a writerly community and more

  • Students (You must have taken at least one class in the University of Alaska system within the last three semesters and hold a valid University of Alaska ID number.): $350
  • Early-bird Registration (until May 2, 2024): $425
  • Public Registration (May 2-18, 2023): $475
  • Full Registration (May 18-21, 2023): $500 space available
  • Access to recordings of keynote, classes, and panels for one month after the conference: $100 for those not already attending the conference. (Included in price for full registration).

Agent and Editor Meetings:

In 2024, we will be joined by Ethan Nosowsky of Editorial Director at Graywolf Press, and Hafizah Augustus Geter, literary agent at Janklow & Nesbit. You may sign up for a meeting with Ethan or Hafizah when you check in for the conference on Friday, May 18 or Saturday, May 19. These meetings are filled first come, first served. There is no additional fee for an agent/editor meeting.

Financial Assistance:

There are limited scholarships available for to offset some of the costs of the conference. If you are interested in a scholarship, please email to receive an application.

All scholarship applications must be filed by February 28 at 5pm Alaska Time to be considered.

Accommodations for a disability:

If you will need accommodations for a disability to fully access the conference, please contact Erin Hollowell at by April 15.

Cancellation Policy:

A $30 registration cancellation fee will be charged for refund requests.
There will be no refunds for cancellations after 5:00pm on April 15.