you to everyone who contributed to the planning of our successful Reading & Craft Talk last week featuring Eva Saulitis. We were glad of the opportunity to
collaborate with AQR and, as always, enjoyed the hospitality of Great Harvest
Bread Company while appreciating the event coordination by Lucian
Childs behind the scenes. Thanks also go to Rachel Epstein at the UAA Bookstore
for providing Eva’s latest titles for sale. Eva’s reading included her
non-fiction piece from the Fall & Winter 2012 issue of Alaska Quarterly
Review, “Thirteen Attempts,” which reminded us all just how difficult it can be
to find the right way into a story that is close to our heart.
of us who had the opportunity to attend Eva’s Saturday workshop were not disappointed!
After her Friday reading four more people signed up so it was a little cramped
in the classroom, but how could we turn anyone away? Eva put the “work” in
workshop with a series of writing prompts that generated some very promising
story starts by the creative group assembled. Our next project with Eva is a
Crosscurrents literary weekend in Kodiak, April
21-22, made possible by funding from the Alaska Humanities Forum.
Be sure to join us on First Friday, April 5, 7:00pm, when visiting author Nancy
Zafris participates in a Crosscurrents on-stage conversation on
Fairbanks author Frank
Soos (one of Eva’s early mentors) at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson
Center. On Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, Nancy will teach a nine-hour workshop on Short Story Structure and Brainstorming (register here). This is a rare opportunity to work with a renowned educator who receives glowing reviews for her sessions at the annual Kenyon Review Writers Workshop.