KTNA Studio – Dave Totten, artist

Photo by Deb Wessler

Photo by Dora Miller

KTNA Studio

KTNA On Air Studio, Jan 2013

Photo by Deb Wessler

Photo by James Trump

Winter Black-capped Chickadee

winter chickadee

Photo by Robin Song

Fish Lake morning

Fish Lake morning

photo: Robin Song


Posts from the 'Susitna Writer’s Voice' category

Susitna Writer’s Voice–“The First Words”, by Arthur Mannix

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Elbow Pass?

In this essay, we go back in time to an evening when Talkeetna writers gathered in the dirt-floored and chicken-wired Hangar, and way, way back to the dawn of the elements of language itself.


Susitna Writer’s Voice–StarDate Susitna, by Kathleen Fleming

Sunday, November 15, 2015

An artist’s impression of the Leonid meteor storm of 1833, over Niagara Falls

A history of human perception and prediction

of the Leonid meteor shower,

with updates on the activities

of La Luna, and the “dance of the planets”

in the morning sky.

Susitna Writer’s Voice–“Lessons from a Nest”, by Robin Song

Sunday, November 8, 2015


This story does not have a “…and they lived happily ever after” ending. It’s more in the vein of “harsh reality”, so please be forewarned. I want to tell the story because of what I learned from the birds involved. I wish to honor their amazing dedication and tenacity in the face of overwhelming challenges.


Susitna Writer’s Voice–StarDate Susitna, by Kathleen Fleming

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Kathleen for StarDate

How the dynamic planet dance in the pre-dawn sky is choreographed, and more!



Susitna Writer’s Voice–“Blue Moon Halloween”, “Shroedinger’s Cat”, and “The Existence of Mayflies”, by Ellen Thea

Sunday, October 25, 2015


Talkeetna performance poet Ellen Thea reads three of her short poems.


At midnight, by the river,
in the city
she put on her wild shoes
to journey forth.
She, disguised as a declaration of her true self,
this blue moon halloween,
gifted some times once upon a lifetime.
Her doorway is her shrine.


Susitna Writer’s Voice–“To See Light, One Must First Be Receptive to Light”, by Bill Was

Sunday, October 18, 2015

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An essay by Talkeetna resident Bill Was.

His blog is talkeetnatraces.com

To see light, one must first be receptive to light. This favorite aphorism of mine has all the hallmarks of a stalwart maxim: it is short in length, composed of simple words and, at first blush, appears to be obvious. But the power contained in truly understanding and practicing its meaning is virtually unlimited. I’d been aware of this truism for decades but only in the last five years or so did I finally come to understand its significance and begin to practice its wisdom.  While often difficult to live, the rewards I’ve reaped far overshadow my struggles to remain receptive. (more…)

Susitna Writer’s Voice–“A Day with Devil’s Club”, by Maureen Chambrone

Sunday, October 11, 2015
Maureen as a witch

Maureen as a witch


Talkeetna resident Maureen Chambrone writes about a recent class focusing on a common local plant with a variety of attributes.

Susitna Writer’s Voice–“StarDate Susitna”, by Kathleen Fleming

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Kathleen for StarDate

The focus of  this program

is what you can see in the pre-dawn sky,

for those who are up early!

But she starts off, as usual, with La Luna.

Susitna Writer’s Voice–“View from the Kitchen Window”, by Grete Perkins

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Grete Perkins and John Baker

A look at the change of the season in September 2004,

after a summer a lot like the past one.