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Publishing Update for “Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska”

I wish I was announcing that Cabin 135 is now available, as scheduled, at bookstores and on Amazon… but due to coronavirus effects on production, University of Alaska Press has rescheduled publication for December 15.

The proof I received in the mail from UA Press is lovely. The cover design is by Ruth Hulbert.

Proof copy of Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska. Cover design by Ruth Hulbert.

Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska

by Katie Eberhart

Cabin 135 is a house that was built for the Matanuska Colony. Living there for many years, the author became fascinated with the accumulation of layers. The house anchors this book, a collection of threaded stories, to a particular plot of landscape in the Matanuska Valley. 

Whether semi-tamed garden, national park, or forest, nature meanders through the stories in this book. As does memory, that thread that ties each of us to our past. The terrain of this book includes garden and yard, but also more distant places where enticing moments offer insights to how we live and survive. 

Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska by Katie Eberhart forthcoming from University of Alaska Press in 2020.

Arrangements by Katie Eberhart

Sheet music for my duet arrangement of Mark Greathouse’s piano composition Copy Cat appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of the Northwest Accordion News. (Recording of Copy Cat.)

I arranged Clown Dance, composed by Mark Greathouse, for accordion trio. The sheet music was published in the Northwest Accordion News (Fall 2018) and was performed by a Portland, Oregon trio at the Rose City Accordion Camp. 

An expanded arrangement of Copy Cat (for accordion quartet) was performed by a Portland, Oregon accordion quartet at the Rose City Accordion Club, Accordion Camp in June 2019. 

I also adapted the Copy Cat Quartet for 2 violins, flute, and accordion. This arrangement was  performed by a Bend Pops Orchestra ensemble at the Bowman Museum in Prineville, Oregon (October 2019). 

More about Katie’s music experience and arrangements.

July 25, 2015: Nature Journaling Workshop at Metolius Preserve

skipper on thistle

Skipper on thistle at Metolius Preserve

NATURE JOURNALING workshop Saturday July 25, 2015 at the Metolius Preserve (about 12 miles west of Sisters, Oregon ), sponsored by the Deschutes Land Trust. The terrain is flat (easy walking) and we’ll walk about a mile in the shade beside Lake Creek (the emphasis is “writing” not “hiking”). Sign up for this free workshop through the Deschutes Land Trust web site.

What: Nature Journaling
Where: Metolius Preserve, near Sisters, Oregon
When: July 25, 2015; 9:00-noon

Limited to ten participants.

Register online at  http://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/events/hikes/nature-journaling-metolius-preserve or by telephone with the Deschutes Land Trust: (541) 330-0017

With registration, you’ll get an email reminder and directions to the Metolius Preserve

Related posts:

Deschutes Land Trust: Writing Personal Field Notes at Land Trust Preserves

My blog:
A Writer’s Field Notes – Part 1
Wildflowers of Whychus Canyon

June 6, 2015: Nature Journal Writing Workshop at Indian Ford Meadow Preserve

Indian Ford Meadow Preserve

Hike and Writing Workshop sponsored by the Deschutes Land Trust: 

The best place to write about nature is outdoors, in nature. Please join writer, Katie Eberhart, and birder, Carol Wall, for a morning of walking, learning about birds and bird habitat, and writing at Indian Ford Meadow Preserve. We should see hummingbirds and pygmy nuthatches, and other summer-resident birds, learn about the birds’ habitat needs—from forest to stream, and discuss strategies for translating a sense of nature onto the page.

The walking at Indian Ford Meadow is easy and the distance will be less than a mile.

What: Nature Journaling at Indian Ford Meadow Preserve
Where: Indian Ford Meadow Preserve, near Sisters, Oregon
When: June 6, 2015; 9:00-noon

Workshop limited to ten participants.

This workshop is free but sign-up is required. Register online at http://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/events/hikes/nature-journaling-indian-ford-meadow-preserve or by telephone with the Deschutes Land Trust: (541) 330-0017

With registration, you’ll get an email reminder and directions to Indian Ford Meadow Preserve

There will also be a nature journaling writing workshop, sponsored by the Deschutes Land Trust, at Metolius Preserve on July 25, 2015: http://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/events/hikes/nature-journaling-metolius-preserve

Related posts 

My blog: A Writer’s Field Notes – Part 1

Deschutes Land Trust blog: Writing Personal Field Notes at Land Trust Preserves

Nature Journaling at Whychus Canyon on May 31, 2015

Whychus CanyonThe best place to write about nature is outdoors, in nature. If you’re in central Oregon, please join me and botanist, David Miller, for three hours walking and writing at Whychus Canyon Preserve. We’ll discuss wildflowers and plants, and writing strategies that help capture the experience of all the senses, as well as other aspects of our relationship with nature including memories.

What: Nature Journaling at Whychus Canyon Preserve, sponsored by the Deschutes Land Trust
Where: Whychus Canyon Preserve near Sisters, Oregon
When: May 31, 2015; 9:00-noon

Workshop limited to ten participants.

This workshop is free but sign-up is required. Register online at http://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/events/hikes/nature-journaling-whychus-canyon-preserve or by telephone with the Deschutes Land Trust: (541) 330-0017

With registration, you’ll get an email reminder and directions to Whychus Canyon Preserve.

Last year, I did two Field Notes workshops for the Deschutes Land Trust. If you attended either of those workshops, please consider signing up for one (or more) of my Nature Journaling workshops this summer.

My other summer 2015 Nature Journaling Workshops: 

June 6, 2015: Nature Journaling, Indian Ford Meadow Preserve with Katie Eberhart and Carol Wall

July 25, 2015: Nature Journaling, Metolius Preserve with Katie Eberhart

Related posts 

My blog: A Writer’s Field Notes – Part 1

Deschutes Land Trust blog:
Writing Personal Field Notes at Land Trust Preserves
A Hike through Whychus Canyon Preserve–Earth Day 2013

 

In Print: “Vanishing Acts” and “Overture to Castelfidardo”

Much of my writing is framed by journeys, whether a walk at the edge of the Pacific surf (Vanishing Acts) or travel to the Pigini Accordion Factory in Italy.

Vanishing Acts, a poem, is included in the Fall 2014 issue of Windfall, A Journal of Poetry and Place. Windfall does not archive material online, but single copies can be ordered for $7.

Last spring, When my husband and I were planning a trip to northern Italy, we hadn’t planned to travel south along the Adriatic Coast and we had no idea that the birthplace of accordion manufacturing was in Italy’s Marche Region, east of Tuscany and Umbria and not included in our guidebooks. Traveling to new places, we repeatedly get lost, and traveling to Castelfidardo was no exception. 

Overture to Castelfidardo, an essay, is included in the Fall 2014 issue of Northwest Accordion News (print only).