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Library of Congress wants your 2014 Halloween pictures

The Library of Congress American Folklife Center is looking for pictures of your ghosts...and the criteria, can be found on the Folklife Today site at the Library of Congress: http://blogs.loc.gov/folklife/2014/10/share-your-photos-of-halloween...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-10-09/library-congress-wants-your-2014-hallowee
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Students in grades 4-12 eligible for National Writing Contest

...Literature 2015, a national writing contest sponsored by Alaska Center for the Book and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. The contest deadline for grades 9-12 is Dec. 15, and the deadline for grades 4-8 is Jan. 15, 2015...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-10-02/students-grades-4-12-eligible-national-wr
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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.

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-05-15/alaskan-teen-participates-poetry-out-loud
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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.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-24/storycorps-flies-fairbanks
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StoryCorps project highlights listening in a noisy season

...Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program at the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library and at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.According to the StoryCorps web site, more than 90,000 interviews have been recorded since the project was...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-11-21/storycorps-project-highlights-listening-n
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-04-25/nominations-sought-contributions-literacy
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-25/alaskan-among-genius-grant-winners
State
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.

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-12-05/local-author-hayes-pens-concise-history-j
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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.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110410/art_730868130.shtml
Arts
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.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092205/thi_20050922026.shtml
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