Peggy ShumakerCalendar









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Upcoming Readings & Events

*To arrange a reading, lecture, or guest appearance, please contact Peggy Shumaker.


June 2, 2016 at 7:30pm, UA Museum

Sparks/AQR Event

June 10-14, 2016
Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference

July 17-31, 2016
Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival

July 29-August 7, 2016
Rainier Writing Workshop

September 10-11, 2016 
Southern California Poetry Festival


Feb. 20-24 
Writers in Mittens, Denali

April 3
Reading in Austin
with Kate Gale

April 8-11
AWP Minneapolis
Thurs. Offsite Alaska Reading
Friday, 4:30-5:30 Writing the Broken Body  Rm D & E, Level 1

June 12-16
Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference
, Homer AK

July 12-26
Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival
Creative Writing Class

August 2-12
Rainier Writing Workshop Residency
, Pacific Lutheran University

August 9-16
AROHO Retreat
, Ghost Ranch


February 26-March 1, 2014
AWP in Seattle
Robert Hass, Eva Saulitis, and Gary Snyder: Writing Nature in a Scientific Age
            (Sponsored by Red Hen Press)  Peggy Shumaker, moderator
Writing the Midnight Sun: a Boreal Books Reading and Discussion
            (Nicole Stellon O'Donnell, Peggy Shumaker, Melina Draper, Erin Hollowell, Susanna Mischler)
Alaska Voices: A Reading by Alaska Literary Series Authors
            James Englehardt (moderator), John Morgan, Joan Kane, Sara Loewen, Holly Hughes) 
            Peggy Shumaker, series editor

March 16, 2014
Boreal Books at the Ruskin, Los Angeles

March 18, 2014
Boreal Books at the Lolita Bar, NYC

May 5, 2014
Reading at City Lights Bookstore, SF
with Kate Gale and Doug Kearney

May 8, 2014
Reading with B. H. Fairchild
Poetry Foundation, Chicago

June 13-17, 2014
Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference, Homer AK

July 13-27, 2014
Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Creative Writing Class

August 3-13, 2014
Rainier Writing Workshop Residency, PLU, Tacoma

October 5, 2014 
Anchorage Museum / Alaska Book Week
Deb Vanasse, Joan Kane, Seth Kanter, Beth Hall, Peggy Shumaker

October 17-20, 2014 
Artsmith residency and workshop, Orcas Island

October 3, 2014
Reading at Changing Hands with Kate Gale and Pamela Uschuk, moderated by Cynthia Hogue

October 31, 2014
Reading at Antigone Books with Kate Gale and Cynthia Hogue


*To arrange a reading, lecture, or guest appearance, please contact Peggy Shumaker.



Past Appearances (a selected list)


Community Workshops & Residencies


  • Alaska State Writer Laureate visits to Healy, Homer, Pelican, Petersburg, Fairbanks, Skagway, Anchorage, Sitka, Ketchikan, Juneau, Talkeetna, Palmer.  Visits coming up in Nome, Kotzebue, Kenai.

• Volcano Art Center (Hawai'i)
• Valley Center for the Deaf
• State prisons in Arizona and Alaska
• Valle del Sol (barrio youth)
• Navajo, Pima, Yaqui communities
• Santa Rosa Ranch School
• Young Writers at Work (programs in public libraries)

Readings, Lectures & Conferences


  • Poets House, NYC
  • University of Arizona Poetry Center
  • Writers@Work, young writers and poetry workshop (Utah)
  • Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival
  • Pt. Townsend Writers' Conference
  • LitFuse
  • AWP panels and readings
  • NonfictioNow
  • Poetic Ecologies Conference (Brussels, Belguim)
  • Academy of American Poets events in New York,  Arizona, and Alaska
  • Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference, Homer AK
  • Utah State Council on the Arts
  • Port Townsend Writers' Conference
  • Kodiak, Bethel, Juneau, Kenai, Sitka, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Unalaska
  • Wyoming Artspeak
  • Southwest Poetry Festival
  • Virginia State Poetry Society
  • Jewish Community Center (Norfolk)
  • Iowa State University
  • College of Santa Fe—Shapes of Poetry in the 21st Century
  • Whidbey Island Writers' Conference
  • UC Riverside Writers Week
  • Nonfiction Now in Melbourne Australia