Attendees of the folk festival browse local art at the arts council’s Spring Show of Winter Artwork. Jeff Brady

Arts Council offers local scholarships to NWWS.

Attention all Skagway writers and wanna-be writers!
The North Words Writers Symposium will be held May 30-June 2 in Skagway.
Cost is $300 for the entire symposium, or $40 per session.
See for list of panel topics, schedule of activities, and faculty.
The Skagway Arts Council is offering scholarship opportunities for student and adult residents of Skagway to attend this symposium.
Writers of all ages may apply for a scholarship!
Adult and student scholarship applications are on the Skagway Arts Council website:
Fill out application and return with a 200-word essay on how this scholarship will benefit you as a writer.
Applications need to be returned to the Skagway Arts Council, PO Box 116, by May 15.
E-mail SAC board secretary Gary Hanson at for more information or if you have trouble downloading the form.
The conference will feature Oscar-nominated screenwriter Scott Silver, and noted Alaskan authors Deb Vanasse, John Straley, Lynn Schooler, Heather Lende, Seth Kantner, Nick Jans, and Kim Heacox. – SAC