“The glacier tour is a story by itself. You move from

green to white in 8 glorious days.”

The Alaska Story Summit is an off-the-grid explore-a-thon through the Alaskan
Glaciers. Linger longer and wander further in the “Last Frontier” onboard a world-class
ship designed for edge- of-the-map exploration from the Inside Passage to Glacier Bay
National Park.

On the dazzling Royal Caribbean ship, Radiance of the Seas, spend 7 nights with us
while being inspired by award-winning writers, and collaborating in small groups and
round- table discussions with your talented peers.

Enjoy glacier-gazing, whale watching, and a once-in-a-lifetime helicopter ride. The
Alaska Story Summit emphasizes intimacy and health in the writing process.

Experience the daunting power of the largest tidewater glacier in North America, the
Hubbard Glacier. While most glaciers tend to thin and retreat, Hubbard Glacier
continues to thicken and actively advance toward the Gulf of Alaska, earning the
nickname “Galloping Glacier”. Sailing into its bay near the glacier’s 400-foot-tall face,
you’ll get panoramic views of its gigantic expanse— Hubbard is a monstrous 76 miles
long and 1,200 feet deep.


Full access to all Alaska Story Summit Events to include: 


  • One-on-one mentoring with an acclaimed writer in film, television, or fiction. A deep dive into your current project and how best to finish it as a commercial product. 

  • Writing workshops on the pillars of modern writing: concept, structure, character, dialogue, and world-building led by a professional mentor.

  • Daily keynote presentations on topics such as creating multiple story arcs with multiple characters, building a practical matrix for successful completion of your project, and why writing is so damn important.

  • For those who desire it, there will contemplative walks with the mentors, and for early risers, guided morning meditations.


  • Eight days and Seven nights on Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas

  • Luxurious oceanview room

  • All meals, and beverages, including alcoholic beverages

  • Room Service

  • 24-7 Wi-Fi

  • Full access to swimming pools, gym, saunas, steam rooms, and onboard track

  • Tickets to all onboard musicals 

  • Full access to the ice-skating shows

  • All mentor-based excursions including daily meditations, contemplative walks, and healthy habits.

  • All gratuities

  • All taxes

Cost of Summer Story Summit:

Alaska Story Summit Experience for One - $3,900

Alaska Story Summit Experience for Two- $6,500

Packages do not include upgrades to special restaurants, massages or spa treatments, or excursions other than mentor-led fare to and from the ship.


Friday, June 12, 2020

Day 1:  Departs Vancouver 4:30 PM

Saturday, June 13, 2020 

Day 2:  Cruising, Inside Passage, Canada


Sunday, June 14, 2020

Day 3: Ketchikan, Alaska


Monday, June 15, 2020
Day 4: Icy Strait Point, Alaska

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Day 5: Juneau, Alaska

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Day 6: Skagwag, Alaska

Thursday, June 18, 2020
Day 7: Cruising Hubbard Alaska

Friday, June 19, 2020
Day 8: Arrives Seward, Alaska/ 9:00 AM


  1. Complete application form.

  2. Submit a writing sample (can be as little as 3 pages or as long as you like)

  3. Participate in Summit interview by Skype or Zoom.




The Alaska Story Summit is designed for committed and talented writers, a learning experience for gifted and storytellers. No applicant shall be turned away for age, race, creed, gender, or disability. The Summits are designed for up to one hundred participants. 


Applicants missing final call for whatever reason are encouraged to apply for future Story Summits.