Posted: Thursday, April 22, 2004

Pelican to honor carver Marsden

PELICAN - Downtown Pelican will honor former Tsimshian carver Stan Marsden with a kids' celebration during the afternoon of Saturday, April 24.

Marsden, a former resident of Hollis on Prince of Wales Island, has built two totem poles with the youth of Pelican. Dance groups and youth groups from Juneau, Ketchikan and Haines Junction will show up to honor him.

A catamaran will leave Juneau at 7 a.m. April 24 and return at 4:30 p.m.

Marsden has dedicated the rest of his life to helping youth fight drug and alcohol addiction.

Rory Stitt to play at Hangar Ballroom

JUNEAU - Former Juneau songwriter Rory Stitt will play at 8 p.m. Friday, April 23 at the Hangar Ballroom.

Tickets are $13 in advance at Hearthside Books and $15 at the door.

Poet Davis to speak at downtown library

JUNEAU - Author and former Juneau resident Olena Kalytiak Davis will read her poetry at 8 p.m. Friday, April 23, at the Downtown Library.

Davis' first collection of poetry, "And Her Soul Out of Nothing," was selected for the 1997 Brittingham Prize in poetry. Rita Dove, Pulitzer-winning poet, wrote, "There is an eerie precision to Davis' work...that renders each moment in both its absolute clarity and ultimate transitory fragility."

Her second collection, "Shattered Sonnets, Love Cards, and Other Off and Back Handed Importunities," led to a Pushcart Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Davis has been chosen for four Best American Poetry anthologies and also received the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Awards.

David lived in Juneau for many years and worked at the public library.

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