When long-time Talkeetna Resident Ed Craver received a phone call from the judge of a state-wide creative writing contest, he knew he had won. But he had to wait until the winning story was published in the pages of the Anchorage Daily News to find out which of his essays had been chosen for the honor. Craver tells KTNA that he has many essays about his experiences in Talkeetna, some from as far back as 20 years ago. When a friend of his submitted a story for him on his behalf, it was selected for the Grand Prize in the contest.
After earning the Grand Prize, Craver says a publisher has contacted him about the other stories, which may one day be printed in a collection.
Here is Craver reading his story, “The Island” [10″07]
You can read the full story at Anchorage Daily News