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Welcome. Enjoy the adventures & misadventures of independent author Hank Nuwer with photos by wife Gosia Nuwer.  Scroll down to very bottom of this main page for archived stories.

Bio: Hank Nuwer is the 2023 Alaska Columnist of Year and 2021 Ohio SPJ Columnist of the Year.  Contact Professor Emeritus Nuwer at Hnuwer@franklincollege.edu 

Gosia Nuwer is an accountant and former international accounting manager who enjoys photographing Alaska and its wildlife. She and Hank reside in Fairbanks, Alaska. 

 

A literary anthology-in-progress

Literary Journalism: A Primer by Hank Nuwer

Literary Journalism: A Primer by Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer Feature Writing essay from the book Real Feature Writing by Abraham Aamidor     When editors confront a writer whose feature stalled, they often say that the ailing story needs better flow and detail. In other words, they give writing suggestions that...

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Unintended causes should concern us all

Unintended causes should concern us all

It’s a story as old as the story of human progress. A new discovery or innovation heralded for its efficacy is suspected to have harmful effects that require ingenuity on the part of researchers to find an antidote to the unintended causes. I consider it compelling...

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Raisin in the Sun Opens This Weekend in Fairbanks

Raisin in the Sun Opens This Weekend in Fairbanks

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner covered the imminent opening of a Raisin in the Sun directed by Bunny Fleeks. I have a small part on the stage as the play concludes.  Come out if you can, Readers. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner story and photo by H. Lehman, an Alaska Press...

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Rest in peace, Carl Erskine

Rest in peace, Carl Erskine

The Grand Old Man of Summer is Gone, Bless Him By Hank Nuwer The news of onetime Brooklyn Dodgers star pitcher Carl Erskine’s death at 97 on April 16 th recalled a wonderful memory. The year was 1997, and I was finishing up a two-year term as a visiting associate...

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