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Letter from the Editor of Capital City Weekly

...reader-submitted lists of recommended books (page 10). We've also restarted Writers' Weir (page 10), where local writers can submit short works of fiction and nonfiction for publication in the CCW.This latest iteration of the CCW will...
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Homelessness: One story at a time

You could describe local writer Merry Ellefson's new play "A Lifetime to Master" as being a work about homelessness, but it would be more accurate to say it's...
Finding the write stuff in the 'Paris of the Pacific'

...member Brooke Schafer and folded into the Institute's official programs this year, its third year. About 50 mostly local writers have read publically so far."The turnout is incredible, but also - out of 9,000 people, 50 have had the confidence...
Recent Alaska books

...Annie Boochever (Alaska Northwest Books, May 2014). Local writer Ann Boochever based this young adult novel on her own...Ishmael Hope (Ishmael Reed Publishing, December 2014). Local writer and storyteller Ishmael Hope celebrated the release...
96 years later, small ceremony still recalls Alaska's worst maritime disaster

...the worst maritime accident in Alaska history.Those in attendance at Saturday's event included Mary Lou Spartz, a local writer whose play based on the Sophia disaster was last performed in 2013, and Mark Boesser, Archdeacon for the Episcopal...
Retirement is fertile artistic ground for local couple

...husband-and-wife team Gordon Harrison and Sarah Isto, opening Friday at the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Gallery.Local writer Isto composed poems for the show and Harrison gave them visual presence through calligraphy and other artwork, such...
Arts calendar

...Nickelodeon. $5 at the door. Details:, 7 p.m. at the Downtown Library. Offers local writers a chance to pitch their book idea and win a chance to meet the Book Doctors. Video conferencing through the OWL conferencing...
Summer books roundup

...042314/new_1204089236.shtml. "Bristol Bay Summer" by Annie Boochever. (Alaska Northwest Books, May 2014)Local writer Ann Boochever based this young adult novel on her own experiences in Bristol Bay, but has recast the story through...
Poetry Omnibus contest open through October

The Poetry OmniBus contest is currently accepting original poems of 10 lines or less from local writers. The contest is open to Juneau residents from fourth grade students through adults, with entries accepted until Oct. 15. Twenty-six...
JAHC announces Individual Artist Grant award recipients

...Everett's five-skit performance, held at Gold Town Nickelodeon, was a collaborative endeavor, which included many local writers and actors. Through future similar productions, she plans to contribute to and cultivate the local interest in theater...


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