Ela: 49 Writers Weekly Round-up

Today, Friday February 4th, is First Friday! 49 Writers presents Marybeth Holleman at 5.30pm, at the International Gallery of Contemporary Art, 427 D Street, Anchorage. Right after that, you can catch Marybeth again: Mike Burwell and Cirque Journal are holding a First Friday reading at MTS Gallery, 3142 Mtn View Drive, 8-10pm, with Marybeth Holleman and others.

Alaska Quarterly Review also holds a ‘First Friday’ tonight at 7pm at Jitters, 1401 Old Glenn Hwy Eagle River. The musical guest will be the UAA Jazz Combo. There will be readings from Alaska Quarterly Review. Admission is free.

In celebration of the release of Dana Stabenow‘s 18th Kate Shugak novel, Though Not Dead, Dana will be giving readings all over the state this week. Today, Friday February 4th, she’ll be at the Juneau Public Library at 7pm. On Saturday, February 5th, she’ll be at Loussac Public Library in Anchorage at 3pm. On Sunday, February 6th, she’ll be at Wien Public Library in Fairbanks at 2pm.

Join author and activist Stacy Malkan on Wednesday, February 9th, at 12:00pm to discuss her book, Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry, and learn more about the products you are using. UAA Student Union, 2921 Sprit Way, Anchorage, AK. Brought to UAA as a part of Healthy Sexuality Week.

Beginning with the 2011-2012 school year, the Alaska State Council on the Arts is requiring that all artists working through the Artist-in-Schools Program complete Teacher Artists Training.

The Winter series 1 in Fairbanks began this last Wednesday, February 2nd, and continues on Wednesdays and Saturdays through February 12th. The Spring series will run May 4th-14th. Cost is $50 and space is limited. Contact melissa@fairbanksarts.org or nancy@fairbanksarts.org; telephone 456 6485, extension 226 or 227.

On Saturday, February 19th, 9am-4pm, join Writer Laureate Peggy Shumaker in Fairbanks for an all-day workshop titled ‘Writing in the Dark.’ Flyer and registration form is here, or call Carey Seward at 456 6485, extension 222, or email carey@fairbanksarts.org for more information.

January’s edition of F Magazine is out and available now: look out for it in selected locations in Anchorage, Homer, Palmer and Fairbanks.

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