Nancy Lord, Eva Saulitis (read by Mara Saulitis) & Richard Adams Carey
December 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AKST
Watch this event online at https://aqreview.org/aqr-benefit-reading-series/.
Nancy Lord is the author of three collections of short stories; a novel, pH (WestWinds Press/Alaska Northwest Books); a memoir, Fishcamp (Island Press/Shearwater Books and Counterpoint Press paperback edition); and four nonfiction books: Beluga Days: Tracking the Endangered White Whale (Counterpoint Press and The Mountaineers Books paperback edition), Early Warming (Counterpoint Press), Green Alaska: Dreams from the Far Coast (Counterpoint Press), and Rock, Water, Wild: An Alaskan Life (University of Nebraska Press). She has published seven essays in Alaska Quarterly Review, one of which was cited as Notable essay of the year in The Best American Essays. Other essays have appeared in Sierra Magazine, Hunger Mountain, Ploughshares, Center for Humans and Nature, Catamaran, and Utne Reader. Her awards include fellowships from the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Rasmuson Foundation, a Pushcart Prize, and residencies including Denali Park, Wrangell Mountains Center, and Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. Lord served as Alaska Writer Laureate from 2008–2010.
Eva Saulitis (1963-2016) was an author, poet, and marine biologist who studied marine mammals in the Prince William Sound, Alaska. Saulitis was most known for her research on the Chugach transient killer whales (Orcinus orca) of the A1 pod during the decimation of the habitat after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989. Throughout her life, Saulitis published five books that encapsulated her research and her personal life Becoming Earth (Boreal Books/ Red Hen Press, 2017), Prayer in the Wind (Boreal Books/Red Hen Press, 2015), Into Great Silence: A Memoir of Discovery and Loss Among Vanishing Orcas (Beacon Press, 2013), Many Ways to Say It (Red Hen Press, 2012), and Leaving Resurrection Chronicles of a Whale Scientist (Boreal Books, 2008). Her essays and poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies including Alaska Quarterly Review (in which one her essays was cited as a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays), Orion, The Sun, The Northwest Review, Prairie Schooner, Quarterly West, and The Utne Reader.
Richard Adams Carey is the author of four books of narrative nonfiction: Raven’s Children: An Alaskan Culture at Twilight, honored as a 1992 New York Public Library “Book to Remember”; Against the Tide: The Fate of the New England Fisherman; The Philosopher Fish: Sturgeon, Caviar, and the Geography of Desire; and In the Evil Day: Violence Comes to One Small Town (University Press of New England) describes a 1997 shooting rampage by Carl Drega in Colebrook, New Hampshire. Carey has published uncollected narrative nonfiction in a range of journals including Alaska Quarterly Review, the Boston Globe Magazine, Harvard Magazine, and the Massachusetts Review.