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.

my host Laurie Madsen

my host Laurie Madsen

Case featuring Annie Boochever's books and Elizabeth Peratrovich

Case featuring Annie Boochever’s books and Elizabeth Peratrovich


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.

Annie B on the top of Pillar Mountain overlooking Kodiak

Pillar Mountain overlooking Kodiak

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.