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Doug Capra

Where: Seward
Genre(s): poetry, literary nonfiction, playwriting, journalism, and essays
Job(s): naturalist

Email: capradr (at)

Favorite Places in Alaska: Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park

Bio: Doug Capra came to Alaska in 1971 from Massachusetts, and taught in the Aleutian Islands and in Seward. He retired after 24 years of teaching, then spent 17 years as a National Park Ranger at Kenai Fjords National Park. Doug has served on the board of the Alaska Historical Society. In addition to his books, articles and plays, he has written forwards for two books by American artist Rockwell Kent. He also works as a naturalist aboard cruise ships. He has a B.A. and M.A. in English from Northeastern University. He lives in Seward, Alaska with his wife Cindy.


  • And Now the World Again (A full-length play about American artist Rockwell Kent now in workshop production.)
  • A Handful of Pebbles: Stories from Seward History (nonfiction), Yankee-Sourdough Press, 1995
  • Something to be Remembered: Stories from Seward History (nonfiction) Yankee-Sourdough Press, 1996
  • The Spaces Between: Stories from the Kenai Mountains to the Kenai Fjords (nonfiction), Ember Press, 2014
  • Into Alaska a Woman Came: The Alaska Nellie Story. One-woman show produced in Seward over five summers.

Please contact me for readings, workshops, and lectures.
I work with any audience.
Special Interests:
Historical slide show presentations available about topics in Alaska history and representative and interesting characters such as pioneer Alaska Nellie, artist Rockwell Kent, fisherman and fox farmer Herring Pete and Josephine Sather..

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Listing last updated: September, 2014

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