Second Annual Sitka Symposium



We are pleased to announce the second annual Sitka Summer Writers Symposium to be held June 16 through June 22 in one of Alaska's most scenic and historically interesting cities. The Symposium will coincide with the 14th Annual Sitka Summer Music Festival. The theme of this year's Symposium, "Crossing the Boundaries: Landscape and Language," proposes an examination of the relationship between art and place, the effect of cultural, political, and geographical environments on perception and expression. Guest faculty for the Symposium include anthropologists, poets, and fiction and nonfiction writers. Students will attend daily lectures, evening readings, a workshop, and individual conferences, and participate in open forum and panel discussions, with the added opportunity to attend at least two of the music festival concerts. Anyone interested may register by completing the application form in this brochure. If you would like more information, write or call the Sitka Summer Writers Symposium.


MARGARET ATWOOD has published many books of fiction and
poetry, including Life Before Man, Bluebeard's Egg, and lnterlunar. Her
poetry, short stories, reviews and critical articles have been widely
published in such magazines as The New Yorker, Poetry (Chicago), Kayak,
and Macleans. Her awards include the St. Lawrence Award for Fiction, a
Guggenheim Fellowship and the Welsh Arts Council International Writer's
Prize. She currently lives in Toronto, Canada.

CAROLYN FORCHÉ is the author of several books, including
Gathering the Tribes (Yale) and The Country Between Us (Harper and
Row). She is translator of Flowers From the Volcano, the work of
Salvadoran poet Claribel Alegria. She is active in human rights investigations
and writing and has done work in El Salvador, Northern
lrelland and the Middle East. She currently lives in New York City and
teaches at Columbia University and NYU. Her awards include a
Guggenheim Fellowship and two NEA Awards.

ROBERT HASS is the author of two books of poems, Field Guide
(Yale) and Praise (Ecco), and a book of essays on poetry and poetics,
Twentieth Century Pleasures. He is co-translator of Czeslaw Milosz's The
Separate Notebooks. A new book of poems, The Apple Trees at Olemo, is
forthcoming, as well as a new volume of Milosz translations, Unattainable 
Earth. Hass was born in San Francisco and currently lives in Berkeley with
his wife and three children. He has been awarded fellowships by the
Guggenheim and MacArthur foundations.

BARRY LOPEZ is an essayist, journalist, and short story writer. His
books include Of Wolves and Men, for which he received the John
Burroughs Medal for distinguished natural history writing, Winter Count,
Desert Notes, and River Notes. He writes regularly for national magazines,
including American WestAudubon, and The New York Times Book
Review. He lives with his wife in Finn Rock, Oregon.

NANCY McCLEERY lives in Anchorage where she teaches at the
Community College and in the Poets-in-the-Schools Program. She is the
author of Night Muse, published by Uintah Press in 1981. Her poems have
appeared in many magazines, including CutBankHyperion, Portland
Review and Woman Poet. She is librettist for Nebraska composer Robert
Walters. Four of their works have been performed in Omaha and Lincoln,
Nebraska. She has collaborated with several Alaska visual artists, including
Paula Dickey and Catherine Doss.

PETER NABOKOV, anthropologist and writer, Iives in Monterey,
California, and teaches at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the
author of several books on the American Indian, including Indian Running
(Capra) and Two Leggings: The Making of a Crow Warrior (Crowell).
Forthcoming in early 1985 is Architecture of Acoma Pueblo (Ancient City)
and late in-1985, Sacred GeographyReflections and Sources on Environment/
Religion (Heyday). He is also a research associate oI the
Museum of the American lndian, Heye Foundation.

RICHARD K. NELSON, anthropologist and writer, is the author of
several books on North Slope Eskimos ind Athabaskan Indians, including
Shadow of the HunterHunters of the Northern Forest, and Make Prayers
to the Raven, all published by the University of Chicago Press. He has
taught at the University of Hawaii, Memorial University of Newfoundland,
University of California and University of Alaska. He currently lives in Sitka
where he is studying human relationships with nature in modern western