~ Paige Street
“I’m a wolf: of fast flight.” ~ Lisa Jacklin
She listens to the blues –
Paige, Lisa, and Nevin are all
authors. What else do they have in common? They’re all among Alaska’s
youngest writers – twenty and under, to be exact.
In case you’ve missed it,
has a program to encourage young writers through instruction, contests, and
publishing opportunities (including an online ‘zine): Write Young Alaska, aka WYAK, an initiative of 49 Writers. The excerpts above come from the WYAK
anthology published a few months ago.
Next up: more WYAK contests to encourage
young writers. Just in time for Halloween is the Ghosts and Legends contest. Writers
in three age categories are encouraged to submit their best bone-chilling tales
of their own creation, or a local legend retold in their own words. The deadline is Oct. 31.