Pam Houston to lead writing workshop in Juneau

Pam Houston, the author of the award-winning collection of short stories, “Cowboys Are My Weakness” will host a writing workshop in Juneau on Feb. 23 from noon to 4 p.m. at Northern Lights United Church. The cost is $100 and reservations are required.

Houston’s stories have been selected for the Best American Short Stories, the O. Henry Awards, the Pushcart Prize, and the Best American Short Stories of the Century. She is currently the Director of Creative Writing at the University of California at Davis. She also teaches in the Pacific University low residency MFA program and at writer’s conferences around the world. She lives on a ranch in Colorado and frequently writes about - and visits - Alaska.

To register for this workshop, email

Pam Houston can also be seen on the evening of Feb. 23 at the Downtown Library at 7:30 pm. Sponsored by the Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries, this event will be “A Conversation in Stories and Song with Pam and Emma Hill.” Musician Hill, who lives in Anchorage, and will also be showcasing her new songs at the Rookery on Friday, Feb. 22.


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