Permissions - reprinting
Public schools, classroom visits and writing workshops
Comments from past events
Write to me, I like to hear from you. I am out a lot, out as far as I can get from a post office and a computer, so I may not answer right away. And I can't type, so my response will likely be shorter than yours.
PO Box 804
Kotzebue, Alaska 99752
Contact me at the above address, or contact my publicist, Emily White at Mountaineers Books.
1.800.553.4453 x 138
Permissions -- reprinting.
For permission requests to reprint portions of my books, please contact my publishers.
1011 Washington Ave South, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55415
University of Alaska Press
PO Box 756240
Fairbanks, AK 99775
1001 SW Klickitat Way, Suite 201
Seattle, WA 98134
For my writings other than from my books, please contact me directly.
Please contact my publicist, Emily White at Mountaineers Books.
1.800.553.4453 x 138
Please contact me directly for availability and speaking fees. I will do my best to accommodate you. (Please see my rider below.)
Public school speaking requests, classroom visits and writing workshops.
My visits to schools, from pre-K in the Arctic to high schools in Louisiana, have all been great. Kids respond to my photos of caribou and bears and frozen oceans, of dog team travel and basketball players climbing on Cessnas to play in the next town downriver.
I'm busy -- what do you want? Do you pay? Okay, seems like most don't, but I'll do it if it's good for the country.
Comments from past events.
"Seth is an amazing writer, but he's also an amazing person, one who readily relates to kids. After each presentation Seth was literally engulfed by our students. It seemed they could not get enough of Seth, his stories, his pictures, his life. Seth's incredible tales of life in Arctic Alaska mesmerized our students. His presentations were lively and instantly engaged students not easily engaged. Unlike other authors, Seth was so personable, so approachable. His disarming smile and relaxed demeaner encouraged kids to ask questions. And ask they did! Seth's photos of an environment unimagined by Louisiana kids opened minds. Seth's first person accounts of subsistance Arctic living coupled with riveting photos of an environment in danger provided a glimpse of a life literally at polar opposites from Louisiana. Some authors visit and only want to read from their latest books. In comparison Seth invites kids to trudge through the snow with him, a guy they'll ultimately envy or pity."
Deborah Hollimon, Ed.D.
Lincoln Parish Schools
"Seth is delightfully unrestrained in his accounts, honest in his wanderings, appreciative of what is real in people. You might catch him doing pushups backstage to prepare himself for the crowd, a refreshing sight as it shows in one more way how the place he comes from rides comfortably inside him. There is an absence of any tendency to present himself as otherwise, to romanticize or over-intellectualize his life. He will show each slide and note the season, the way the ice is, tell what we really want to hear, his stories."
"Seth Kantner is the real deal. His novel, Ordinary Wolves, makes you feel like you are actually in the vast Alaskan landscape and inside the skin and head of Cutuk, a white kid struggling to figure out how he fits. In person, Kantner is blunt but also full of self-effacing humor, wry commentary, and a little bit of devilishness to boot. His visit to Carroll College was a wonderful addition to reading and discussing his novel. His slides gave us striking images of many of the scenes depicted in the novel. His comments about growing up in Alaska and about writing Cutuk's story invited us to think more about the power of landscape and the power of stories. We're still talking about Kantner's visit, his novel, and the experiences and issues he invited us to explore."
Coordinator of Alpha Seminar
I prefer to make my own plane reservations and I prefer a hotel. I would rather not stay in peoples' houses when doing presentations. I require a digital projector and I like a room that gets dark enough to see my images when they are projected. When possible I wish to be paid by 1099 for the total amount promised and if this is not the case I need to be informed in advance -- I don't take pleasure in dealing with other states' tax forms.