Seth Kantner

Seth Kantner

Seth Kantner

Seth Kantner

Seth Kantner

Contact me
Interview requests
Permissions - reprinting
Press packet
Speaking invitations
Public schools, classroom visits and writing workshops
Writing requests
Comments from past events



Contact me. 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.

Seth Kantner
P.O. Box 804
Kotzebue, Alaska 99752
sethkantner@yahoo.com


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Interview requests. Contact me at the above address, or contact my publicist, Jessica Deutsch at Milkweed Editions.

jessica_deutsch@milkweed.org
1-800-520-6455

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Permissions -- reprinting. For permission requests to reprint portions of my books, please contact my publisher.

Milkweed Editions
1011 Washington Ave South, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55415
1-800-520-6455

For my writings other than from my books, please contact me directly.

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Press Packet. Please contact my publicist, Jessica Deutsch at Milkweed Editions.

jessica_deutsch@milkweed.org
1-800-520-6455

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Speaking invitations. Please contact me directly for availability and speaking fees. I will try to accommodate you, but I'll say in advance--there are seasons when I won't leave home. I need to write, hunt, fish, and I love being home with my family. Travel is expensive -- in Alaska, as well as to the lower forty-eight -- and if you plan in advance I will try to combine your request with other speaking engagements to lessen the costs of airfare. (Please see my rider.)

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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.

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Writing requests. 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, you'll send good coffee, plus about two other reasons which I don't tell.

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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.
Literacy Coordinator
Lincoln Parish Schools
Ruston, Louisiana



"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."

Ryann Milne-Price
Student
Carroll College
Helena, Montana



"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."

Kay Satre
Coordinator of Alpha Seminar
Carroll College
Helena, Montana


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Rider. I prefer to make my own plane reservations -- I have inner ear problems and don't enjoy extra landings en route. In general I prefer a hotel and not to stay in peoples' houses when doing presentations. I require a digital projector and like a room that gets dark enough to see my images when they are projected. When possible I wish to be paid by 1099 (total amount promised) and if this is not the case I need to be informed in advance -- I just don't take pleasure in dealing with other states' tax forms.

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