Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2001

10-minute plays sought

Playwrights are invited to submit short plays for inclusion in the Last Frontier (Edward Albee) Theatre Conference, to be held June 16-23 in Valdez.

Guest speakers and performers, guest directors and playwrights attend the week-long annual conference, which includes a variety of workshops. Organizers are seeking short plays that can be read in 10 minutes or less for the conference. These plays will be eligible for staged readings during a play development workshop at the Conference. One submission per playwright will be accepted. Some plays will be recognized by audience and panelist choice awards.

The postmark deadline is April 23, 2001. Mail submissions to 2001 Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Ten Minute Play Workshop, PWSCC, P.O. Box 97, Valdez, AK 99686. For further information call (907) 834-1612; fax (907)834-1611; e-mail:; Web:

Youths compete for symphony

Each year, young instrumentalists from throughout Southeast Alaska compete to perform with the Juneau Symphony. This year, The Youth Concerto Competition will be staged April 29 at the University of Alaska Southeast. Two winners will perform their winning concertos with the symphony at the February 2002 concert. A winner is selected in a junior division - musicians under age 14 - and a senior division - musicians age 15 through 18.

"That week is the Southeast Music Fest here in Juneau for Southeast music students," said Jetta Whittaker of the Juneau Symphony. "We're hoping that some high school kids who come for the festival will stay and compete."

The competition is open to musician up to the age of 18. The deadline to apply is April 13. To receive an application and a set of competition rules, contact the symphony at 586-4676.

Art For Radio's Sake

KTOO-FM is seeking artists to participate in Art For Radio's Sake on March 10. Last spring this group art sale included jewelers, papermakers, a bookbinder, a woodcarver, a flutemaker and fiber and ceramic artists. Tables are available for $25 each, and 20 percent of the art sales proceeds benefits KTOO-FM.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at Centennial Hall. For more information contact Jeff Brown at 586-1670.

Literary mag calls for entries

Short story writers, poets and Alaska Native writers are invited to submit work to "Explorations," the annual literary magazine published by the University of Alaska Southeast.

Writers do not need to be students of UAS. A total of $2,200 in prizes will be awarded. The winning story or poem receives $1,000. Second place, in a different genre, receives $500. Third place in each genre receives $100 each. The winning submission in Alaska Native writing receives $500. All entries are blind juried by an editorial board.

Poems are limited to 60 lines or less, and stories must be less than 3,000 words. The entry fee is $6 for one or two poems and $3 for each additional poem, and $6 for each story submission. All who submit entries will receive a copy of "Exploration 2001."

For a full set of guidelines send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to UAS Explorations, Editor Art Petersen, 11120 Glacier Highway, Juneau, AK, 99801, or look on line at, or e-mail The deadline for submissions is May 15. The magazine is published in June.

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