March 9, 2023
12 - 1 PM · Terrain.org · Signing at booth 410, Seattle
September 21, 2022
6 PM · Into Light: A Poetry and Prose Reading · Live in person at Homer Public Library and on KBBI Radio
Alaska World Arts Festival
Join visiting authors Kazim Ali, Marco Wilkinson, Jeremy Pataky, and Marybeth Holleman for an evening of poetry and prose presented LIVE at the Homer Library and on the air at KBBI AM 890 Homer Public Radio.
Homer Public Library, 500 Hazel Ave, Homer, AK
LIVE on KBBI AM 890 Homer Public Radio
FREE Event / No Registration Required
(Seating is limited. No reserved seating available. Please come early.)
September 2-3, 2022
In a Time of Change · Boreal Forest Stories
A collaborative arts-humanities-science program sponsored by Bonanza Creek Long-Term Ecological Research Program and the University of Alaska Fairbanks
Literary reading 1 PM, Sept. 3, Centennial Center Theater, Fairbanks, Alaska.
In coordination with Arctic Fest. See itoc.alaska.edu and arcticfest.org for schedules.
April 23, 2022
Beyond the Stacks 2022
6 PM Guest author at this annual fundraiser for Anchorage Public Library
November 10, 2020
In a Time of Change: Boreal Forest Stories (ITOC)
I've been accepted into the next project cycle of the Alaska-based arts-humanities-science consortium called In a Time of Change (ITOC). Our work will culminate in a group exhibit and book entitled In a Time of Change: Boreal Forest Stories. The transdisciplinary exhibit will be presented in the Bear Gallery in Fairbanks in May 2022 and will feature multiple artists and humanists working in a variety of media, following regular interactions with scientists, to produce original works that communicate narratives rooted in the boreal forest, including its ecology, its inhabitants, and their interactions.
September 15, 2020
Sweet Water anthology reading
6 PM Alaska / 7 PM Pacific. Planet Earth Poetry reading with editor Yvonne Blomer and contributors to the anthology Sweet Water: Poems for the Watersheds (Caitlin Press). Zoom link | ID: 898 3516 1487 | pass: 726758
August 25, 2020
Cirque Press group reading
6 pm Alaska / 7 pm Pacific, on Zoom. Seven writers from the northwest and Alaska, Tim Pilgrim, Jerry McDonnell, Ron McFarland, Judith Skillman, Jeff Fair, Jeremy Pataky and Monica Devine, will read along with Doug Pope and Dave Rowan to celebrate the launch of their new Cirque Press books.
June 10, 2020
Virtual book launch for Mary Odden's "Mostly Water: Reflections Rural and North"
Virtual launch event for Mary Odden’s Mostly Water: Reflections Rural and North, the latest release from the Alaska-based Red Hen Press imprint. Writers across Alaska, from cities to rural, come together virtually to celebrate and discuss Mostly Water with the author, Mary Odden, and editor of Boreal Books, Peggy Shumaker. View the recording here, hosted by Boreal Books and Homer Bookstore.
March 19, 2020
Radio interview | The Write Question
I was a guest on The Write Question, a weekly radio show and podcast out of Missoula, Montana that features authors from the western United States.
Poem in "Chatter Marks" Issue #01, new journal dedicated to creative and critical thinking about the Circumpolar North
Writing Residency in Whitehorse, Yukon
Writing residency in Whitehorse at Jenni House Artist Residency with artist collaborator Kristin Link.
November 1, 2019
6 to 8 p.m. at SEED Lab | Writers: Ray Ball, Chaun Ballard, Tara Ballard, Jeremy Pataky, Jen Ruckle, and MoHagani Magnetek.
October 24+25, 2019
Bagley Wright Lecture Series | Cedar Sigo
49 Writers, in partnership with the Anchorage Museum, presents Suquamish poet Cedar Sigo's penultimate Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry lecture on Thursday in Anchorage. On Friday, Cedar reads his work in Olena Kalytiak Davis's home alongside interdisciplinary artist S. Hollis Mickey, Cedar Sigo, and songwriter Nick Carpenter. Details
July 31, 2019
Anthology cover release
Cover released for Sweet Water: Poems for the Watersheds, an upcoming anthology focused on watersheds I'm pleased to have contributed to.
July 2, 2019
Interview up on Rob McLellan's blog
June 4, 2019
CBC North radio interview
CBC North interview with Dave White. "Alaska poet Jeremy Pataky journeys through the Yukon, and wonders why two places that have so much in common don't share more." 14:30 min.
June 3, 2019
Reading in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
May 29—June 1, 2019
North Words Writers Symposium | Skagway, Alaska
April 21, 2019
Reading—Such Wild Love: A Tribute to Mary Oliver
4-6 pm at The Writer's Block Bookstore & Cafe, free. Featured poets MaryBeth Holleman (emcee), Monica Devine, Christy Everett, Jeremy Pataky, and Karen Tschannen plus open mic.
April 17, 2019
Reading in Seward, Alaska
Featured reader at Voices Carry, a poetry reading in celebration of National Poetry Month presented by Seward Writers Collective with support from the Seward Library Foundation and the Alaska Awesome Foundation Alaska chapter. 6 PM at Seward Community Library
April 6, 2019
Beyond the Stacks fundraiser for Anchorage library
I'll be one of several guest authors at this ticketed dinner and auction benefiting Anchorage libraries.
March 27-30, 2019
AWP Conference | #AWP19
Friday, March 29, 2019, 11 am to 12 pm | Book signing at University of Alaska Press booth 9021
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm, F152, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
North of Ordinary: Residencies, Retreats, & Conferences in a Globalizing
(Moderating) Writers in Alaska have long surpassed colonial frontier tropes, garnering Guggenheims and Whiting awards, writing bestsellers, and receiving Pulitzer and National Book Award nominations. Commensurately, more and more conferences, retreats, and residencies across Alaska serve writers from in state and beyond. Join the leaders of Alaskan writers conferences, retreats, residency programs, and a literary center as they share how they've crafted a writing community that spans Alaska.
December 7, 2018
Unbound: Poetry On Demand #anchoragemuseumquakepoems
Everyone's invited to come to the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center Friday between 7-9 PM to share their earthquake experience with 10 poets including Joanna Lilley, Jeremy Pataky, Adam Mackie, Itzel Zagal, Joan Kane, Mindi Vogel, Chaun Ballard, Tara Ballard, Gabriela Halas, and X̱'unei Lance Twitchell who will craft poems on the spot. Facebook event
October 27, 2018
Heading to Seattle for a 49 Writers / Hugo House event
49 Writers is teaming up with Seattle’s Hugo House to present our first out-of-state program, Roughly for the North: A Book Launch and Reading. Featuring five indigenous women writers including three Alaska Native poets, the event will launch Carrie Ayagaduk Ojanen’s debut poetry collection, "Roughly for the North" (University of Alaska Press 2018) and promote forthcoming debut poetry collections by Abigail Chabitnoy ("How to Dress a Fish," Wesleyan University Press 2019) and Casandra Lopez (Brother Bullet, University of Arizona Press 2019), along with Institute of American Indian Arts MFA faculty Kristiana Kahakauwila's "This is Paradise" (Penguin Random House 2013) and novel-in-progress, and the November release of Joan Naviyuk Kane’s sixth collection, Sublingual (Finishing Line Press, November 2018).
Anthology release | Bright Bones: Contemporary Montana Writing
April 7, 2018
Ellensburg, Washington ~ Featured Reader
March 9, 2018
Anchorage, Alaska reading
March 5, 2018
Judge: Poetry Out Loud Alaska State Finals competition
January 20, 2018
Fairbanks, Alaska ~ reading
Fairbanks Arts’ 2018 Literary Reading Series kicks off featuring Alaskan contributors to The Northern Review, a peer reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal exploring human experience in the Circumpolar North, published at Yukon College in Whitehorse. Featured readers include: Kyle Mellen, Jason Namey, Dixon Jones, Linda Schandelmeier, Leslie McCartney, Carolyn Kremers, Jeremy Pataky, and Susan Sugai.
October 19, 2017
Vancouver, BC, Canada ~ reading
Book launch for Refugium: Poems for the Pacific at Vancouver at the Public Library Strathcona Branch. Readers include contributors Ann Hopkinson, Jo Lilley, Jeremy Pataky, Heidi Greco, Rob Taylor, Lee Beavington, Anne Simpson, Fiona Tinwei Lam, Miranda Pearson, Luther Allen, Lorin Medley, Terri Brandmueller, Nancy Pagh, Betsy Warland, and Kate Braid.
September 29, 2017
Juneau, Alaska | Art & Life in the Aftermath
Coordinating and introducing this Crosscurrents event, featuring Vera Starbard, Joan Naviyuk Kane, and Don Rearden. This 49 Writers, Inc. event kicks off the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read in Juneau in partnership with Juneau Public Libraries (JPL), Alaska State Library and Museum, Friends of JPL, and Friends of Alaska State Library and Museum. The big read will focus on the book Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, with activities planned through October 2017. More info. The event will eventually air on 360 North.
Louise Erdrich in Alaska with 49 Writers, Inc.
Hosted Louise Erdrich in Alaska through 49 Writers. Public events in Anchorage and Homer preceded our 8th annual Tutka Bay Writers Retreat, led by Erlich, at Tutka Bay Lodge.
April 27, 2017
Interviewed for Anchorage Daily News
March 7, 2017
Judge: Poetry Out Loud Alaska State Finals competition
April 7, 2017
Radio Interview with KUAC's Lori Neufeld | FAA Statewide Poetry Contest
KUAC's Lori Neufeld interviewed me for having judged the Fairbanks Arts Association's 23rd Annual Statewide Poetry Contest, as well as the first place-winners in each age group: elementary school winner Darcy Misel; high school winner Sasha Gorda; and adult winner Kersten Christiansen.
Judge: 23rd Annual Statewide Poetry Contest
Poem published in anthology
My poem "A Dirge in E" was included in the anthology Weird Sisters: Lilac City Fairy Tales Volume 3, published by Scablands Books.
December 8, 2016
Reviewed "Up Here: The North at the Center of the World"
My review of Up Here: The North at the Center of the World, ed. Julie Decker & Kirsten J. Anderson (University of Washington Press, 2016), was published in the Anchorage Press. Read online
November 16, 2016
Anchorage, Alaska ~ Featured Reading
Poetry Parley reading series featured reader
Essay published in Anchorage Press
September 9-11, 2016
Tutka Bay Writers Retreat with Debra Magpie Earling
TUTKA BAY LODGE, ALASKA
August 25, 2016
Interview with John Luther Adams published in Anchorage Press
Cover story interview with Pulitzer-prize winning composer and writer John Luther Adams available here.
June 10-14, 2016
Kachemak Bay Writers Conference
HOMER, AK | Held in Homer, Alaska, this nationally recognized writing conference features workshops, readings, and panel presentations in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and the business of writing. Sessions with Forrest Gander, Dan Beachy-Quick, Nancy Lord, and many others.
April 4-6, 2016
Alliance of Artists Communities Emerging Program Institute
NEW ORLEANS, LA | This two-day bootcamp combines best practices from the arts-and-cultural sector with specific, hands-on information about artists' residencies. Attended as a representative of the Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency Program.
March 19, 2016
Homer, Alaska ~ Reading & Performance with Molly McDermott
Bunnell Street Arts Center, 5 pm | Cellist, songwriter, and vocalist Molly McDermott and I appeared together. Live poetry and music, including songs she adapted from Overwinter poems.
February 18, 2016
January 8, 2016
Eagle River, Alaska ~ reading
The Living Room Reading Series
PLAYA Fellowship Residency Program
WIllowtail Springs artist residency
MANCOS, COLORADO | Writing residency at Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center.
October 13-16, 2015
Alliance of Artists Communities Annual Conference ~ moderator
PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND
Bring It Home: Pivoting Back To Local Contexts | The arts and culture sector has unique power to engage challenging issues and foster a deeper understanding of a place. But how can organizations harness this power—boldly responding to their contexts, empowering artists and cultural producers to take a seat at the table, and addressing pressing issues of a neighborhood, region, and beyond? From Cleveland, to Alaska, to Santa Fe, and back to Providence—arts leaders and funders reflect on a moment when they pivoted to the local by taking deeper looks at their neighborhoods, engaging community dynamics, and tackling social and environmental challenges. Join an open conversation on ways we engage our places, and what it means for our own missions, programming, and future sustainability. Panelists:
SueEllen Kroll | Director of Grants + Strategic Partnerships, Rhode Island Council for the Humanities
Liz Maugans | Co-Founder + Executive Director, Zygote Fine Art Press
Jeremy Pataky | Independent Consultant, Overstory Consulting (moderator)
Sanjit Sethi | Former Executive Director, Santa Fe Art Institute
October 2+3, 2015
Fairbanks, Alaska ~ reading and signing + radio interview
* Radio interview | The Downtowner broadcast live on KSUA 91.5 FM
* Reading | Bear Gallery, Fairbanks Arts Association. This event helped kick off Alaska Book Week. Live poetry from Overwinter and live music by Molly McDermott, a cellist, vocalist, and songwriter who has toured with the Kirtan Choir and June Madrona. She's a member of the Fairbanks-based band Harm, which blends psych-folk and hip-hop with classical themes. Original poetry and music, including songs she adapted from Overwinter poems.
September 20, 2015
Anchorage Museum ~ History Bites: Historically Inspired Cuisine
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA | Short reading during this three-course dining experience in Muse that features a historically inspired menu, locally sourced ingredients, and an exploration of food culture, gardening, and subsistence in Cook Inlet.
September 14, 2015
Anchorage, Alaska ~ reading and signing
UAA Campus Bookstore. Reading with John Morgan.
September 11-13, 2015
Tutka Bay Writers Retreat with Gary Geddes & Ann Eriksson
September 8, 2015
Crosscurrents: The Engaged Muse: Politics, Poetry and Narrative
Anchorage Museum | Before traveling on to lead the 5th annual 49 Writers Tutka Bay Writers Retreat, Canadian authors Gary Geddes and Ann Eriksson appeared on the Crosscurrents stage at the Anchorage Museum for an on-stage conversation moderated by Jeremy Pataky. The program, called “The Engaged Muse: Politics, Poetry and Narrative”, launched a new season of Crosscurrents events. “What do these strange bedfellows have in common?” asked Geddes and Eriksson. “Isn’t politics, like sex, verboten at the dinner table or in polite society?” Geddes and Eriksson don’t hesitate to write about social and political issues, without letting content overwhelm their art and without becoming ideologues or partisans. They are both known for their challenging writing, Eriksson taking on polluters and the boom-and-bust psychology that fouls oceans and forests, Geddes going after the killers at Kent State University, racist and colonial practices in Canada and abroad, and the rise of militarism disguised as peace-keeping. The 49 Writers Crosscurrents series presents onstage conversations that unite authors and audiences through lively, moderated discussions on questions pertaining to art, culture, and science as illuminated by writers and their work. 49 Writers is a statewide literary nonprofit that supports the artistic development of writers throughout Alaska, fosters a writing community, and builds an audience for literature.
August 25, 2015
McCarthy, Alaska ~ reading
Wrangell Mountains Center | Equal parts poetry from Overwinter and music by Molly McDermott, a cellist, vocalist, and songwriter who has toured with the Kirtan Choir and June Madrona. She's a member of the Fairbanks-based band Harm, which blends psych-folk and hip-hop with classical themes.
Summer Solstice | Vol. 6, No. 2
Overwinter reviewed in Cirque: A Literary Journal for the North Pacific Rim
June 12-16, 2015
Faculty: Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference
May 14, 2015
Seattle, Washington ~ reading
It's About Time Writers' Reading Series | Ballard Branch Seattle Public Library
May 7, 2015
Seattle, Washington ~ reading
Hugo House | Mineral School Celebration & Fundraiser
May 6, 2015
Bellingham, Washington ~ reading & signing
April 30-May 3, 2015
Cascadia Poetry Festival
April 20-26, 2015
Faculty: GetLit! Literary Festival
SPOKANE, WASHINGTON | Eastern Washington University | festival website
* Beacon Hill Reading Series | Tod Marshall, Sarah Hulse, and Jeremy Pataky | Spokane Community College's Hagan Foundation Center for the Humanities
* GetLit! Poetry Salon | Rick Barot, Yvonne Higgins Leach, Tod Marshall, Jeremy Pataky, Ellen Welcker, and Jonathan Potter | The Bartlett
* Poetry workshop
April 21, 2015
Missoula, Montana ~ reading
Shakespeare & Company
April 8-11, 2015
Associated Writers & Writing Programs Conference & Bookfair
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA | Overwinter available at University of Alaska Press table exhibit space #1415
* Alaska Writers & Presses offsite reading. Linda Martin, Jeremy Pataky, Adam Tavel, Sherry Simpson, Eva Saulitis, David Stevenson, and Deb Vanasse. | Minneapolis Community & Technical College
* 50th Anniversary University of Montana MFA Reading & CutBank Launch Party.
* Book signing at University of Alaska Press table
April 7, 2015
Seattle, Washington ~ reading
University Book Store | Reading and signing.
April 6, 2015
KTUU Channel 2 news feature
March 18-24, 2015
Southeast Alaska book tour and 49 Writers class
JUNEAU, ALASKA - March 19 - KINY's Capital Chat talk program with Sharon Gaiptman | listen- KTOO's Juneau Afternoon, 104.3 FM | Interview about Overwinter listen | Reading + signing with Emily Wall | Heritage Coffee Roasting Co.
HAINES, ALASKA - March 20 - Reading in the Round and signing, Haines Borough Public Library | more
SKAGWAY, ALASKA - March 22 - Craft talk, reading, and signing at Skagway Public Library
JUNEAU, ALASKA - March 24 - Live Radio Interview @ KTOO Studio | Interview about 49 Writers | Taught a 49 Writers class at Juneau Arts and Humanities Center. "A Reader's Approach to Poetry"
This tour made possible by generous support from Taku Graphics: Alaska Art + Books
March 13, 2015
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA | Hugi-Lewis Studio | Live poetry from Overwinter, music by Molly McDermott, and book signing. Hors d'ouevres and no host bar. Live music and poetry.
February 17, 2015
Two poems in Emily Dickinson anthology
Two poems included in a handmade, handbound, limited edition anthology called Emily, published by Porkbelly Press out of Cincinnati, Ohio. It includes Emily Dickinson-inspired work from E. Kristin Anderson, Natasha Arora, Sarah Feldman, Laura Garrison, Karen George, Sonja Johanson, Sarah Nichols, Jeremy Pataky, Nicole Tong, Robin Turner, Loretta Diane Walker, Hilda Weaver, and Laura Madeline Wiseman.
February 16, 2015
University of Alaska Anchorage | guest speaker in Jonathan Bower's writing class
February 15, 2015
Reading: CIRQUE launch
PALMER, ALASKA | Fireside Books | Readings by several CIRQUE volume 6.1 contributors including Sandra Kleven, Cynthia Lee Sims, David Cheezem, Eowyn Ivey, Julie LeMay, Jeremy Pataky, Elizabeth L. Thompson, Monica Devine, Steven Rubinstein, Kathleen Witkowska Tarr, and Egan Millard. Live music.
February 7, 2015
Reading: Cabin Fever Pop-up Film Series: Kincaid Bunker
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA | The final, ticketed event of three off-site film screenings curated by Michael Walsh and associated with the Anchorage Museum’s Cabin Fever exhibition. Participating artists: Bruce Conner, Stan Brakhage, Phil Soloman, Martha Colburn, Bruce Farnsworth, Jeremy Pataky, and Eva Saulitis, and more.
January 31, 2015
Reading: Cabin Fever Pop-up Film Series: Homer Edition
HOMER, ALASKA | Bunnell Street Arts Center | Second of three off-site film screenings associated with the Anchorage Museum’s Cabin Fever exhibition. Poetry by Erin Hollowell, Bruce Farnsworth, Jeremy Pataky, Eva Saulitis, and Miranda Weiss; films by George Kuchar, Claude, Peter Rose, Renato Umali, Michael Walsh, and Martha Colburn, and Performance by Easy D. Curated by Michael Walsh.
January 5, 2015
Grant Award: Career Opportunity Grant from Alaska State Council on the Arts
October 20-23, 2014
Alliance of Artists Communities: conference participant
September 5-7, 2014
Tutka Bay Writers Retreat with Carolyn Forché: Staff
TUTKA BAY LODGE, ALASKA | I led a breakout poetry session and participated in this 49 Writers workshop led by Carolyn Forché. More info
September 5, 2014
Anchorage Museum program ~ Arctic Desert: Kobuk Valley National Park
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA | This First Friday program in the Museum's Chugach Gallery followed our August trip to the Northwest Arctic region of Alaska and presented our findings to the public. Work made during the trip from myself and painter Betany Porter were displayed and Travis Gilmour's short film about the trip premiered.
August 3-9, 2014
Artist Residency: Polar Lab - Arctic Desert: Kobuk Valley National Park
KOTZEBUE, KIANA, & GREAT KOBUK SAND DUNES in KOBUK VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, ALASKA | I traveled to Kotzebue, Kiana, and the Great Kobuk Sand Dunes with a visual artist, curator, educator and filmmaker. We went from an exhibit about the dunes in the Anchorage Museum to the dunes themselves and back, exploring the place through our respective lenses and a collective one. | Learn more and watch a video
February 7-9, 2014
Reading + Paper: Reading and Exhibiting Nature International Conference
WESTMINSTER, LONDON, ENGLAND | This three-day conference examined how nature is understood in contemporary cultural and artistic production. The conference concluded with my poetry reading and a performance by Inupiaq artist Allison Akootchook Warden. I also gave a presentation that introduced the work of two Inupiaq poets, Joan Naviyuk Kane and Cathy Tagnak Rexford, to the group.