Manzanita Writers’ Series Presents


Authors in Conversation: 

Carrie Ojanen & Deb Vanasse
Saturday, September 21, 2019   7 p.m.

Hoffman Arts Center, Manzanita, OR
Admission $7

What comes to mind when you think about Alaska? Perhaps the Klondike Gold Rush of yesteryear or the ongoing Iditarod Race. While familiar, they offer a predominantly male-centric narrative. Join author Deb Vanasse and poet Carrie Ayagaduk Ojanen as they share perspectives from the 49th state on indigenous women decolonizing the myth of the frontier. They will share readings from their latest works and discuss how indigenous women and men in Alaska seek to retain their traditions and way of life amid pressure from economic forces, both historically and today.

Vanasse Speaking Engagement

Book Today!

A lively and experienced speaker, Deb has a limited number of bookings available. To learn more, email debvanasse (at)

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Vanasse writing workshop

Writing and Publishing

Both in-person and online, Deb teaches on a wide range of topics related to writing and publishing. Sample workshop topics:

Revision Intensive

Blog and Be Heard

Windows on Your Characters

Perspectives and Viewpoints: Exploring Point of View

Description and Detail: The Glint and the Squint

Ready to Publish

Sound and Fury: Find and Free Your Writer’s Voice

Jumpstart Your Writing

Fiction Workshop

Web Strategies for Artists and Writers

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