Tag Archives: John Straley

Straley’s ‘Cold Storage’ a universe of fishermen, intellectuals, roustabouts

Cold-Storage-100 Alaskan mystery writer John Straley’s latest novel hits bookstore shelves today (Tue 2-4-14).Cold Storage, Alaska is Straley’s eighth novel, and his first since 2008’s The Big Both Ways. But Straley says he actually wrote “Cold Storage” before his last novel, and had put it in a drawer. more

Straley’s ‘Cold Storage’ finds humor, mystery in small-town Alaska

Sitka-based crime novelist John Straley shares insights into his latest work Cold Storage, Alaska, which will hit bookstores on February 4. Learn more about the novel on Straley’s Facebook page. Straley will sign copies in Sitka on Tue Feb 4 at Old Harbor Books. more

Top elf says Santa IS ‘Gangnam Style’

Dropping by Sitka on a layover en route to Seoul, South Korea, Polar Chief of Staff J. Twinkle Rovington says Santa has traded toy trains and dolls for K-pop. And yes, Virginia, the Moon Base is real! Pull up a chair, light your favorite cigar, and savor the life of the one-percent north of the Arctic Circle. more

Trish White & John Straley: On integrity, authenticity, butt rubs

Celebrity guest-hosts John Straley and Trish White explore the characteristics that make Sitka, Southeast, and Alaska great. With KCAW’s Robert Woolsey. more

Art Conversation to feature Ted Howard and John Straley

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Norm Campbell, with the Greater Sitka Arts Council, discusses the next “Arts Conversation” with musician Ted Howard and writer John Straley. The event is scheduled for Wed Jan 25 at 7 PM in the Rasmuson … more

Occupy North Pole! Resist the Fat Man (but take his cookies)

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Andre Kropatkin, elf-megaphone for the Occupy North Pole! protest, explains how Santa (who has 99-percent of the body-size) undermines opposition through lavish distribution of his specialty hot chocolate — with peppermint sticks! With KCAW’s Robert Woolsey. more

Sitkan named to roster of “Poetry Out Loud” greats

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Novelist John Straley has been named to one of the most prestigious lists in the country – for poets. The National Poetry Foundation has included the Sitka author’s poem “every single day” in the anthology of pieces used by students in Poetry Out Loud, a national recitation competition. Straley’s poem appears alongside work by Pound, Emerson, Browning, and others. Straley was nominated by Alaska’s 2009 Poetry Out Loud state champion, Caitlin Woolsey. more