The writers I meet in Alaska are a varied lot: people writing memoir, creative nonfiction of all types, novelists. But short story writers? There are few. I’ve had to wonder what it is about short fiction that seems right to me and why I persist in writing it.
Rediscovering the beauty of Pride in Toronto. As the groups marched by, tears welled up in my eyes. So much pride for, not only the LGBTQ community, but for a city that has wholeheartedly embraced immigration and diversity.
Writing is an act of love in defiance against terror, a promise to love fiercely and openly, to feel and do what I can, however small it may be, to build peace and joy and love for all.
Update from a recent meeting of Fair Anchorage, a grassroots organization dedicated to preserving the LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance in Anchorage.
Jerah was a poet of astonishing depth and sensitivity. He authored three chapbooks as well as a book of poetry, “Story Hunger.” Today, Alaska mourns his passing.
Editors Martha Amore and Lucian Childs are pleased to announce the publication of the anthology "Building Fires in the Snow: A Collection of Alaska LGBTQ Short Fiction and Poetry."