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Sharon Bushell

Sharon Bushell

Sharon Bushell lives in Homer, Alaska and has been collecting stories of individuals for over twenty years. Her work gathering memories of Alaskan pioneers earned her the Alaska Governor's Award for the Arts and Humanities in 2004. Many of those stories were published in the Anchorage Daily News from 2002 to 2005 and in two books We Alaskans and We Alaskans Volume II. In 2007, Sharon was hired by the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) to conduct and edit close to 100 interviews of individuals directly involved with the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. Her book, co-authored with Stan Jones, is The Spill: Personal Stories from the Exxon Valdez Disaster (Kenmore, WA: Epicenter Press, 2009). Excerpts of interview transcripts appear in the book, while some of the full interviews can be heard and transcripts read in the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Project Jukebox. For more about Sharon Bushell, see her website.

Sharon Bushell appears in the following new Jukebox projects: