For Erin Coughlin Hollowell, the poet who in early July became executive director of Alaska’s largest writing group, 49 Writers, part of being a writer is being a good literary citizen, and part of being a good literary citizen is generosity.
The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council has announced the selection of the recipients for the Eighth Annual Mayor’s Awards for the Arts, to be presented at the JAHC Season ‘42 Kick-off party on Friday, Aug. 21, from 5:30–7 p.m. at the JACC.
I suspect that identifying one's own style may be the worst thing for a person's writing. Trying to write like yourself poses the same danger as trying to write like someone else: it's writing in bad faith.
Anchorage turned 100 years old this year, and the state's abuzz in celebrations of all sorts. I'm really enjoying it. I'm not a lifelong Alaskan; I got up here in 1979. Still, having been here 36 years with no intentions of going anyplace else, I'm calling Alaska home. Anchorage's history means a lot to me.
The documentary "Hunting in Wartime" gives veterans, family, and civilians alike a glimpse of the wartime - and post wartime - experiences of some of the 28 Hoonah Vietnam War-era veterans, 17 of whom served on the ground in Vietnam and 16 of whom made it back alive.
This year's Bearfest, a celebration of Alaska's bears held annually in Wrangell, starts Wednesday, July 22, and runs through Sunday, July 26. Festival events include a scientific symposium organized around the topic of "Bears and Climate Change," as well as workshops, concerts by special guests Todd Grebe and Cold Country, family events and more.
Something odd happens after Gregory Peck delivers one of cinema's most celebrated courtroom orations as attorney Atticus Finch in the 1962 film adaptation of "To Kill a Mockingbird." The wrongful conviction of his client, a black man named Tom Robinson accused of raping a white woman, unfolds as an afterthought.