Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

Library gets pens moving with writer's workshop


March 23, 2017

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Published in 2002, "Kumak's House" was the first for author Michael Bania, who has lived in Wrangell since 2009. The work started a series of children's books about the Inupiaq villager, including "Kumak's Fish" and "Kumak's River," as well as a coloring book depicting village life in Alaska's Arctic.

Have you ever had a story you were just aching to tell, but weren't sure how to best get started? Or is there a

manuscript in the bureau you'd like to have published, but don't know how to get it into print?

Local author Michael Bania sought to answer some of these queries in an open workshop last week for prospective writers and illustrators. Held at the Irene Ingle Public Library, about two dozen inquisitive residents brought their notepads, portfolios and laptops to the March 14 presentation.

Bania herself is a published author and illustrator, known best for her "Kumak" series of books...

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