PORT ANGELES — The deadline is Friday for submission of a work-in-progress for an April writing workshop with a Peninsula College 2015 Writer in Residence.
John Straley will lead a writing workshop from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 30 on the Peninsula College campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
The workshop, which will be limited to 12 participants, is open to anyone in the community, but priority will be given to Peninsula College students.
Participants do not have to be experienced, published writers, but they do need to submit a work-in-progress to Matt Teorey at [email protected]
Prose is limited to 1,500 words. The limit for poetry is 50 lines.
Straley is an award-winning Alaskan author of several books, including The Big Both Ways and Cold Storage, Alaska.
Once a private investigator himself, he is best known for his detective fiction, such as The Woman Who Married a Bear, which won the Shamus Award in 1993.
He was the Writer Laureate of Alaska in 2006.
The other writer in residence, Jan Straley, is an associate professor of marine biology at the University of Alaska, Southeast, who has published a number of scholarly articles on her study of whales.
Other writer-in-residence events will include an evening reading of prose and poetry by John Straley at 7 p.m. April 28 at Maier Performance Hall and a lecture at Studium Generale at 12:35 p.m. April 30 in the Little Theater.For more information, contact Teorey by email or at 360-417-6269.