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Award-winning author of Alaska stories to visit Haines

BY MARY CATHARINE MARTINCAPITAL CITY WEEKLYIn some of the first pieces in Melinda Moustakis' "Bear Down, Bear North: Alaska Stories," a doctor in Soldotna removes hooks from fishermen's lips, ears, eyes, backs and feet and pins them on a mannequin in the hospital's front lobby. Friends fight, and a hook ends up in a man's back. A son fishing for rainbow trout on the Kenai accidentally hooks his father; a woman jabs a hook into the lip of a threatening man. An eaglet falls into an outhouse. A girl falls in love with a moose.
A big night in the arts

If creative energy showed up as visible light, the glow emanating from the Juneau Arts & Culture Center Thursday night would easily be bright enough to be seen by passing satellites in space.
Husband and wife named Alaska State Writer Laureate and Individual Artist for 2015

It's been a good week for Fairbanks writer Frank Soos and his wife, visual artist Margo Klass. First, Soos found out in a phone call that he'd been named the new Alaska State Writer Laureate as part of the Governors Awards for the Arts for 2015.
Klass, Soos intrigue the mind and eye in 'Constructions & Conversations'

A pair of old pliers. An emu egg. A grouping of branches. A doorknob. These are some of the elements that find their way into the mixed-media box constructions of artist Margo Klass, now on display at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center.


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