2024 Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference

Writers take note: the 2024 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference is scheduled for May 18th through the 21st at the Kachemak Bay Campus in downtown Homer, AK. This nationally recognized writing conference has been a popular event for writers to meet and improve their craft since 2002.

Could there be a more inspirational setting for a writers’ conference than ocean side in Homer, Alaska? We don’t think so and are sure you’ll agree. The annual conference draws a host of both established and new writers every year, for 22 years and counting.

This year’s theme is “Wonder in the Wounded World,” with a focus on building stronger writing and reading skills. Attendees will enjoy 4 days of classes, agent and editor meetings, panel discussions, readings, making new connections, and beautiful Homer, AK.

2024 conference faculty includes published authors Nuar Alsadir, Destiny O. Birdson, David Nikki Crouse, Debra Magpie Earling, Jennifer Elise Foerster, Hafizah Augustus Geter, David George Haskell, Sean Hill, Priyanka Kumar, and Emily Wall.

Be sure to check out the Faculty book list and purchase copies of their work online via the Homer Bookstore. You can also visit the bookstore during the conference at  332 E Pioneer Ave #1, in Homer.

Homer Aspen Suites is the official conference hotel but you will find a variety of excellent lodging options around Homer. Choose from bed and breakfasts, boutique hotels, lodges, cabins, and vacation rentals. Something for everyone, in other words!

2024 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference Schedule

The 2024 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference occurs May 18-21 at the Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College, located at 533 E Pioneer Ave, Homer, AK 99603.

Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference in Homer, Alaska

Saturday, May 18
9am-10:30am: Opening Presentation and Panel
10:30am-11:45am: Breakout discussions and introductions
12pm-1:30pm: Lunch Break
1:45pm-3pm: Agent/Editor Class
3:15pm-4:30pm: Craft Classes
7:30pm: Faculty Reading

Sunday, May 19
7:30am-8:30am: Silent writing in community
9am-10:15am: Craft Classes
10:30am-11:45am: Participant Reading 1
12pm-1:30pm: Lunch Break
1:45pm-3pm: Craft Classes
3:15pm-4:30pm: Panel Discussion
7:30pm: Faculty Reading

Kachemak Bay view

Monday, May 20
8am-10am: Nature Walks with Naturalist Guides
8:30am-10am: Yoga with Anna Raupp
9am-10am: Silent writing in community
10:30am-11:45am: Craft Classes
12pm-1:30pm: Lunch Break
1:45pm-3pm: Participant Reading 2
3:15pm-4:30pm: Craft Classes
6:30pm-8pm: Social Hour(ish) for conference participants
9pm: Bonfire at Bishop’s Beach

Tuesday, May 21
7:30am-8:30am: Silent writing in community
9am-10:15am: Panel Discussion
10:30am-11:30am: Breakout discussions
11:30am-1pm: Lunch Break
1pm-2:15pm: Craft Classes
2:30pm-3:30pm: Closing Address

Learn more at writersconf.kpc.alaska.edu. You can also find this event on Facebook.