Caitlin Buxbaum


November is National Novel Writing Month, in which millions of writers around the world (yes, the world) attempt to write (at least!) 50,000 words in 30 days. In the spirit of that grand undertaking, we invite you to share with us those BIG projects you’re working on, or have worked […]

Coffee + Writing 11/17


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


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As Alaska educators & writers, we imagine you’ll be processing the Nov. 30 earthquake and its aftermath for a while. What better way to do so, than to write about your experience? About your search for peace in disaster’s wake? Nearly 250 years ago, this month, 18th century novelist Jane […]

Coffee + Writing 12/15



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



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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