...49 Writers' goal to serve writers across the state. These events are supported in part by a grant by the National Endowment of the Arts.The tour begins in Haines with a free public reading by Melinda Moustakis accompanied by local writers and...
For renowned Sitka Ravenstail and spruce root basket weaver Teri Rofkar, the past, present and future are interwoven.
49 Writers and Alaska Quarterly Review will host Alaska writer Melinda Moustakis this month as part of a literary tour that combines live events in the Southeast Alaska communities of Haines and Juneau with distance programming, in pursuit of 49 Writers' goal to serve writers across the state. These events are supported in part by a grant by the National Endowment of the Arts.
The University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus recently announced that Sitka artist Teri Rofkar will be presented with an honorary doctorate degree at the University's Spring commencement ceremonies on May 1. She will also be the commencement speaker, and preside over an assemblage of ceremonial dancers wearing many of her robes."This will be the first occasion in historic time that this many of this type of robes will be dancing," Rofkar said in a release.
The Sitka Fine Arts Camp celebrated its 30th year last month with 32 instructors from all over the country, more than 60 courses and its highest-ever enrollment of 230 seventh- through 12th-grade students from 30 Alaska communities.
Juneau joined a group of municipalities rallying support for changes in the Alaska Coastal Management Plan (ACMP), after the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly passed a resolution it hopes will give it and other cities a larger voice in planning.
Tales told in bars and bookstores, along with seeing wildlife and wilderness, helped a visiting composer write a new piece of music with Alaska's grandeur as a backdrop.
Poetry is not literally in the air as you drive through the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains, but as the temperature cools and your cell phone loses its signal, a certain space does open up in your mind, a swell of rhythms from an older and calmer time.
Last April, University of Alaska Southeast student Lyle James entered his first public speaking competition, the school's second annual Native Oratory Contest.
Striking down fake marijuana is on the table for the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly today.
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