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Sherry Simpson

Where: Anchorage
Genre(s): Literary nonfiction, journalism, essays
Job(s): Teacher


Favorite Places in Alaska:
Any beach near Juneau, Alaska

I teach creative nonfiction for the University of Alaska Anchorage low-residency MFA program, and for the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. I'm also on the steering committee of the Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference. I grew up in Juneau, spent years in Fairbanks, and live in Anchorage with my husband, Scott Kiefer, and some unruly pets.


  • The Accidental Explorer (essays), Sasquatch Books, 2008
  • Glacier Bay National Park (essays for photo book), Mark Kelley Books, 2000
  • The Way Winter Comes (essays), Sasquatch Books, 1998

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Please contact me for readings, workshops, classes, lectures
I work with any audience.
Special Interests:
I have a particular interest in animals, landscape, and personal essays in general.

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Listing last updated: March, 2011

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