Homer, Alaska has a thriving literary arts community, and we regularly sponsor Author Readings, participate in Alaska Book Week the first week of October, and offer several ongoing programs to support aspiring writers. These programs include:
Writer's Refuge: This group meets once a month to give each other feedback on their writing projects.
Kachemak Bay Writer's Conference Scholarship: Every year we pay the tuition for one local resident (with a library card) to attend the Kachemak Bay Writer's Conference. Applicants must submit a writing sample as part of their application. Applications are available in April.
Top Drawer: The Top Drawer Collection is a collection of works by Kenai Peninsula writers in circulation at the Homer Public Library. Joy and Norman Griffin thought it a shame that many of the stories written by their local writers’ groups were read once or twice by the authors’ friends and spouses then put away in top desk drawers and often forgotten. They instituted the Top Drawer collection that rests on the shelves that surround the Homer Public Library’s fireplace. This is a biannual program.
If you have questions, please be sure to call us! 435-3195