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Alaskan teen participates in Poetry Out Loud finals in D.C.

Maeva Ordaz, of Anchorage, was among the 53 students from around the country who participated in the National Finals of Poetry Out Loud held in Washington, DC April 29-30.
StoryCorps flies to Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS - When Jill Glaser and Daniel Sitts flew into Fairbanks last weekend they were greeted at the airport by an enthusiastic host, Jesse Hensel. Hensel is a kindergarten teacher at Arctic Light Elementary School on Fort Wainwright.
StoryCorps project highlights listening in a noisy season

Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, has for the past six years been known by another, less common name: the National Day of Listening, established by the national oral history project StoryCorps. On that day, Nov.
Local author Hayes pens concise history of Juneau

In her American Book Award-winning memoir "Blond Indian," Ernestine Hayes shared with readers a sense of what life was like for her in Juneau when she was growing up.
Alaskan among 'genius grant' winners

...will be given the largest amount ever - $125,000 more than last year. A National Public Radio report about the Library of Congress worrying about damaging old recordings just by playing them sparked the imagination of Carl Haber, a 54-year-old...
Nominations Sought for Contributions to Literacy in Alaska Award

...conjunction with UAA's MFA program in Creative Writing.Alaska Center for the Book is Alaska's affiliate to the Library of Congress Center for the Book. The nonprofit, all-volunteer board partners with literary, educational, arts and humanities...
New York-based graphic designer to give lecture Wednesday

The Alaska Design Forum will host graphic designer James Victore next week as part of their UN/COMMON series of lectures. The lecture begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the Back Room at the Silverbow.
Discovering musical roots

Linda Tillery spent two decades singing rhythm and blues and rock 'n' roll in the San Francisco Bay area, before she finally found her focus one night on PBS.
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First Friday

A collection of 64 broadsides - matted poster-size papers, manually pressed with calligraphy, poetry and prose - is on display this month at the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, 206 North Franklin St., to celebrate the art of the written word.
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This Day in History

...for Alaska's military personnel at Ladd Air Force Base in Fairbanks. In the nation In 1851, fire devastated the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., destroying about 35,000 volumes. In 1865, several veterans of the Confederate Army...


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