Though Halloween falls on the last day of the month, October is often consumed by the holiday. People of all ages are planning their costumes, sipping pumpkin spice lattés and carpeting their homes and offices in spooky decorations. With such a theme bearing down on us from every angle, we […]

Coffee + Writing 10/27


  Have you participated in one of AWP’s #ReverbWriting events? If so, look and listen for yourself in this video! If not, watch and learn what #ReverbWriting is all about. (Featured photos from January 2017 at the Anchorage Museum.)

#ReverbWriting with AWP


Welcome back to Coffee + Writing with Alaska Writing Project!   Summer is over (sadly) and the school year has begun, which also means it’s harvest time for a variety of farmers the world over. With this in mind, we reflect on the meaning of the word “harvest” and the […]

Coffee + Writing 9/15



Every spring, all CESAs are invited to create a poster describing what they’ve been paid to work on over the past semester or year, and to attend the April forum and poster session hosted by the Center for Community Engagement and Learning at UAA, where a select few students and […]

CCEL Annual Forum & Poster Session @ UAA


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In Roman mythology, Flora is a goddess of flowers and the season of spring – a symbol for nature and, particularly, the Mayflower. She, at least in part, is the inspiration for May Day, which is generally celebrated on the first of May to mark the beginning of summer. While […]

Coffee + Writing 5/12


‘Pocket Poems’   April is National Poetry Month, but you don’t have to consider yourself a poet to appreciate and utilize this prompt; “pocket poems” are short poems intended to be carried with you and shared with others, whether that means spontaneously reading it aloud to a group of people, […]

Coffee + Writing 4/14



Heading into spring, we invite our writers to quiet their minds and reflect on the value of silence and solitude with this poem, “Silence,” by Billy Collins: There is the sudden silence of the crowd above a player not moving on the field, and the silence of the orchid. The […]

Coffee + Writing 3/24