The Alaska Writers Directory

Marybeth Holleman

Where: Anchorage
Genre(s): Fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction, essays
Job(s): Writer, teacher

Email: marybeth (at)

Favorite Places in Alaska: From the Chugach to the Neacola mountains, from Denali to Nome to Prince William Sound, all of Alaska fills me with wonder.

Bio: Marybeth Holleman was raised in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina and transplanted to Alaska's Chugach Mountains just after college. She's written a few books and published essays, articles, and poems in periodicals such as Orion, North American Review, Christian Science Monitor, Sierra, and Alaska Quarterly Review, in anthologies including The Future of Nature, Solo, The Seacoast Reader, and American Nature Writing, and on NPR. She has taught creative writing and women’s studies at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and writes for nonprofits on environmental issues, from polar bears to oil spills.


  • Among Wolves: Gordon Haber's Insights into Alaska's Most Misunderstood Animal (Literary Nonfiction)  University of Alaska Press, 2013.

  • The Heart Of The Sound: An Alaskan Paradise Found And Nearly Lost (Literary Nonfiction)  University of Nebraska Press, 2011. (originally published in hardcover by University of Utah Press, 2004.)

  • Crosscurrents North: Alaskans On The Environment (Anthology, Poetry And Essays) Co-Editor with Anne Coray. University of Alaska Press, 2008.

  • Alaska's Prince William Sound Alaska Northwest Books. 2000.

Work Online:

Please contact me for readings, workshops, classes, lectures.  
I work with any audience.
Special Interests:
I have a particular interest in nature writers, parenting, memoir, and literary activism.

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the writers listed in it.
Listing last updated: February, 2015

find a writer


A - E

F - J
  Kris Farmen
  Ferguson, Judy
  Fields, Leslie Leyland
  Fleener, Elisa
  Flowers, Pam
  Ford, Aurora
  Frederic, Lisa
  Gill, Shelley
  Gillespie, Sandy
  Golden, Jessica Ramsey
  Goodman, Lee
  Goodrich, Rebecca
  Gordon, Ela Harrison
  Gray-Fee, Krista
  Greci, Paul
  Gregovich, Andrea
  Griffin, Dan
  Guttenberg, Elyse
  Hale, Jim
  Hall, Andy
  Hanlen, Jim
  Hanley, Anne
  Harbeson Jr., George
  Hartley, Amy
  Harvey, Therese
  Hauser, Bill
  Haviland, Dani
  Hayes, Ernestine
  Heacox, Kim
  Heath, Russell
  Hegener, Helen
  Helfferich, Carla
  Helmer, Tiffinie
  Henry, Daniel
  Heyne, Eric
  Higham, Michelle
  Hitchcock, Bonnie-Sue
  Holleman, Marybeth
  Hollowell, Erin
  Hutton, Brian
  Isto, Sarah
  Ivey, Eowyn
  Ivie, Jackie
  Johnson, Kaylene
  Jones, Tim

K - O

P - T

U - Z

See all authors .