Day 12: Monday 10/7 | Kodiak Public Library
My flight to Kodiak was a first for me! Very exciting to get to see Kodiak after living in Southeast for so many years. The full-house audience at the Kodiak Public Library was wonderful! Even got to meet the wife of a former Alaska State Council on the Arts member who served with my mother Connie Boochever in the 70’s. Such a warm and welcoming crowd. Thank you to my host Laurie Madsen, (below) who organized my stay and gave me a wonderful sightseeing tour that included a lovely lunch at the local Japanese restaurant.
Day 13: Tuesday 10/8 | Creative Writing Workshop Kodiak
Only one person showed up but I’m so glad she did. Susan Jeffrey is an experienced writer. A former journalist and the author of “A Legacy Built to Last: Kodiak’s Russian American Magazine“, published by the Kodiak Historical Society. The illustrated book is a portrait of the oldest Russian building in North America and the oldest Western structure in Alaska, which has served as a fur warehouse, store, home, and museum.
So enjoyed talking to Susan and sharing writing questions.
Here I am on the top of Pillar Mountain overlooking Kodiak. The wind turbine behind me is one of three General Electric 1.5 megawatt turbines that, with the help of a hydro system, generate 99% of Kodiak’s energy.