Workshops and Other Events

Corinna Cook is available for workshops, readings, and manuscript reviews. Contact Corinna.


In October 2023, I’ll offer a 4-week digital workshop called “Beautiful Facts” through the Seattle-based organization, Hugo House.

October 2023

Workshop: “Beautiful Facts
Course hosted by Hugo House
Meeting via Zoom
Wednesdays, October 4-25 | 6:10 – 8:10pm Alaska / 7:10 – 9:10pm Pacific, etc.
Only two seats left

Talk: “The Writer as Mapmaker”
Tempe, Arizona
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University
Thursday, October 12 | 9 – 10am
See my cohort of Conference Teaching Fellows and the full conference schedule

January – February 2024

Workshop: “Listening as a Writer”
Hosted by Fishtrap
Learn about sound-centered writing. Details TBA.

Workshop: “The Voice is a Helix”
Hosted by 49 Writers
Learn about dual narration and psychic distance. Details TBA.

Past Events

April – May 2023

Workshop: “A Harp in the Stars: Introduction to the Lyric Essay”
Course hosted by Hugo House
Meeting via Zoom
Wednesdays: April 12, 19, 26, & May 3 | 6:10 – 8:10pm Alaska / 7:10 – 9:10pm Pacific, etc.
Registration opens in March.

April 2023

Reading: Solstice Haiku Regional Spotlight
Event hosted by the Federation of BC and Yukon Writers
April 27, 2023 7pm Pacific on Zoom

March 2023

Workshop: “How to Land the Ending
Course hosted by Fishtrap
Meeting via Zoom
Tuesdays: March 7, 14, 21, & 28 | 5 – 7pm Alaska / 6 – 8pm Pacific, etc.

October – November 2022

Workshop: “The Dog, the Trip, and the Love”
Course hosted by yours truly at Outer Point Essays
Meeting via Zoom
Tuesdays: October 4 – November 8 | 6 – 7:15pm Alaska / 7 – 8:15pm Pacific, etc.
Course description here

September 2022

September 2 – 30, 2022
Boreal Forest Stories Exhibition
A collaborative arts and sciences project coordinated by ITOC
Bear Gallery, Fairbanks Arts Association
Fairbanks, Alaska

May 2022

Workshop: “Written Cartographies”
Course hosted by Hugo House
Meeting via Zoom
Tuesdays: May 3, 10, 17, 24 | 5 – 7pm Pacific / 4 – 6pm AK
Registration and course description here

January 2022

Workshop: “Writer as Mapmaker”
Course hosted by Fishtrap
Meeting via Zoom
Tuesdays: January 4, 11, 18, 25 | 6 – 8pm Pacific / 5 – 7pm AKST

November – December 2021

Workshop: “Resistance Essays: Reverie, Research, and Lyricism”
Course hosted by the Piper Center for Creative Writing at ASU
Meeting via Zoom
Mondays: November 29 – December 20 | 5:30 – 7pm Phoenix MST

September 2021

Reading: Pièces de Résistance
A reading series hosted by Alaska Quarterly Review
September 27 | 6 – 7pm AKDT
Archived here

April 2021

Ekphrasis: Art in Conversation
Panel hosted by the Get Lit! Festival
April 18, 2021, streaming at 1pm – 2:30pm AKST

Workshop: “Lyric Histories
Course hosted by the Piper Center for Creative Writing at ASU
Meeting via Zoom
Wednesdays: February 24, March 3, 10 | 5:30 – 7pm MST (3:30 – 5pm AKST)

Workshop: “Explorations in the Literary Essay” – 
A Creative Nonfiction Workshop on Essayistic Thinking
Course hosted by 49 Writers
Meeting via Zoom
Saturdays: February 6, 13, 20, 27 | 3 – 5:30pm AKST

Leavetakings Book Launch with Peggy Shumaker
Free digital event sponsored by University of Alaska Press
Cosponsored by Porphyry Press, Hearthside Books, and Fireside Books
November 25, 2020 5:30pm AKST
Thanks to Porphyry Press, the full event recording is embedded here and also streams on YouTube

Talk: “News from the North” with Megan Peiser
A digital English Department Colloquium Series event
University of Missouri
November 13, 2020

Talk: “Creative Nonfiction and Lived Experiences of Power”
Power and Privilege Symposium
University of Alaska Southeast
November 10-11, 2020
UAS YouTube channel access

Writing Workshop: “A Mapmaker’s Pen”
Free digital event at Anchorage Museum
Occasioned by Anchorage Museum’s North X North Festival
October 21, 2020 4pm AKDT

Author Discussion: “Women Writing the Natural World”
Corinna Cook, Marybeth Holleman, Adrienne Lindholm, and Nancy Lord
Occasioned by Alaska Book Week
Sponsored by Porphyry Press
October 19, 2020 6pm AKDT
Zoom ID: 947 0930 1572
Facebook livestream: @press.porphyry

Book Launch for Mostly Water by Mary Odden
Digital event hosted by Red Hen Press and The Homer Bookstore
June 10, 2020
Archived at Homer Bookstore’s facebook page and Red Hen’s YouTube channel.

Alaska State “Poetry Out Loud” Competition
Juneau, Alaska
March 12, 2020
Competition Judge
Connect with the live webcast here, 5pm AKST
KTOO 360 North rebroadcasting information here

Conference: “Our Trails Bring Us Together”
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
October 24–27, 2019
Kohklux 150 event organizer and emcee
Description, registration, and program

49 Writers Crosscurrents Discussion / NEA Big Read Kickoff: “Story, Survival, and Character”
Juneau, Alaska
October 4, 2019
Panel moderator with authors Ishmael Angaluuk Hope and Don Rearden
Crosscurrents Discussion page here

Reading: “Upstreams | Live Poetry, Live Prose”
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
June 3, 2019
Performance in collaboration with poet Jeremy Pataky
Event page here

Paper and Panel Chair: “The Sound-Centered Essay”
Phoenix, Arizona
NonfictioNOW Conference
November 1–3, 2018
Full conference program here

Paper: “Humans, Animals, and the ‘Ancient Animal’ in Nonlinear Time”
Prior Lake, Minnesota
Native American Literature Symposium
March 22–24, 2018
Full conference program here

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