Welcome to the Island Institute
The Island Institute cultivates uncommon conversations about the nature of resilient communities--the web of human relationships and responsibilities, and our connections to the greater natural world.
We use the literary arts as a means of inquiry into the core values of community and promote collaborative leadership as an avenue to deepen democratic principles of civic engagement.
We are a convening organization committed to fostering insight and inquiry that contribute to the global effort to shape sustainable human cultures.
- Upcoming Events
► We're hiring!
An Associate Director postion with The Island Institute has just been opened. Please check out the Job Announcement, spread the word to appropriate colleagues and friends, or apply if you're interested and qualified.
► The Spring/Summer issue of Connotations will highlight Sitka writers. Become a sponsor by contributing to our Indiegogo campaign.
► SitkaFest 2013 is underway on Sheldon Jackson Campus with the Sitka Summer Music Festival and Sitka Fine Arts Camp. We're pleased to add our Literature of Resilience gathering in July to exciting mix of SitkaFest events.
► Apply for one of our collaborative residencies in the 2013-14 cycle.
► Sitka Fine Arts Camp / Middle School
Art Shares with faculty and students.
June 17-28, 7:00 pm. Free. Great stuff!
Odess Theater in Allen Auditorium
and Sitka Performing Arts Center
► Literature of Resilience
A gathering of women writers to explore
new strong stories about how we should
live and what our purpose is on a
July 17–19, Sheldon Jackson Campus
► TEDxSitka July 20
An incredible line-up of speakers, among
them former writer-in-residence thuy le.
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July 20, 2013
Former Island Institute resident and award winning writer thúy lê will be one of this year's speakers at the second Sitka TEDx event that is part of SitkaFest 2013 taking place this summer on Sitka's historic Sheldon Jackson Campus.
thúy's novel, The Gangster We Are All Looking For, parallels her own story of leaving South Vietnam as a young girl and growing up in Southern California. Her powerful solo performance pieces dramatize elements of that story as well.