Coffee + Writing 12/15

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 Austen was born in Hampshire, England. In her posthumously published novel Persuasion, she describes a “quiet cheerfulness” that we reflect on this season:

“No, these were noises which belonged to the winter pleasures; her spirits rose under their influence; and like Mrs Musgrove, she was feeling, though not saying, that after being long in the country, nothing could be so good for her as a little quiet cheerfulness.”

What brings you that kind of peace of mind each Alaska winter? What sounds belong to your “winter pleasures?”

Join us for coffee and writing as we mull these things over on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon at the downtown Anchorage Kaladi Brothers on 6th Avenue.