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In Sitka May, 2015

During her month-long residency at the Island Institute, singer-songwriter Leah Abramson plans to work on a collaborative songwriting project that explores the lives of Pacific Northwest resident orcas.

In Sitka April, 2015
Our April 2015 Collaborative Residency featured Alice Crow and Ruby Murray, who met as members of the inaugural classes of the Institute of American Indi(genous)an Arts low-residency MFA program in creative writing. In between visits with writers at the Pioneer Home and Mt. Edgecumbe, along with research trips to the Sheldon Jackson Museum and Kettleson Memorial Library, Ali and Ruby worked on their respective writing projects. 
In Sitka February, 2015

Dr Jesse Blackadder is a previous Island Institute Fellow (from 2007). She is an author of award-winning adult and children’s novels with environmental themes, and an environmental journalist. Dr Carol Birrell is an academic, writer and environmental artist from the university of Western Sydney.