For many readers, the writer Sarah Gilman needs no introduction. But for those who have yet to experience the pull of her carefully rendered words, the Washington State-based freelancer is known for long-form stories that ruminate on society and nature. Through studied observation, she draws the two realms together.
In the summer of 2019, Gilman traveled to Alaska’s Bering Sea for Hakai Magazine. In what became “The Island That Humans Can’t Conquer,” our most read story of 2020, she explored St. Matthew Island, the state’s most distant outpost, which has defied permanent human habitation. In her newest feature, "Keeping Watch Over Seabirds at the World's Edge," she accompanies a team of biologists as they monitor seabirds, adding valuable data to one of the world’s longest, largest, and most comprehensive seabird monitoring efforts.
On January 14, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time, join Hakai Magazine managing editor Adrienne Mason and Gilman for a conversation about reporting in remote Alaska, and the art of crafting a story.
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