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Corinna Cook & Keema Waterfield [watch this event live @ aqreview.org/live OR @ facebook.com/alaskaquarterlyreview]
September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AKDT
Corinna Cook is the author of Leavetakings, an essay collection (University of Alaska Press, 2020). Her nonfiction has appeared in publications such as Flyway, Alaska Quarterly Review, Ocean State Review, and Alaska Magazine. Her academic writing appears in Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies and New Writing: The International Journal for the Theory of Creative Writing and Pedagogy and American Literary Studies. Cook earned a PhD in English and Creative Writing from the University of Missouri. With the support of a 2018-19 Fulbright Fellowship, a 2018 Alaska Literary Award, and a 2020 Rasmuson Foundation Project Award, she is now writing an ekphrastic that looks at contemporary Alaska and Yukon artworks and searches for ways to live with colonial history.
Keema Waterfield is the author of the memoir Inside Passage (Green Writers Press, 2021) that Kirkus Reviews deemed “a deeply stirring story of innocence lost and family found.” Her nonfiction has appeared in Brevity, Pithead Chapel, Redivider, The New York Times, and Wired. Her essay “You Will Find Me in The Starred Sky” was named a notable in The Best American Essays 2017. She received an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Montana. A former Alaskan, Waterfield now resides in Missoula, Montana.