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April 2021

The Bend Towards Asia with Tom Sexton

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this three-hour class, acclaimed Alaskan poet Tom Sexton will explore the influence of classical Chinese poets on 20th century American poets. Class will be via Zoom. Link provided soon. Tom Sexton was born and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts. He first came to Alaska as a soldier at Fort Richardson, where he served for two years beginning in May 1959. He was discharged from the service in 1962, then pursued undergraduate studies at Northern Essex Community College and earned a…

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WRITING THE PILOT EPISODE With Bryan Fierro [April 10, 17, 24 & May 1]

April 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 1, 2021

$140 – $165

This four-meeting virtual course will explore the pilot episode for the television series. A deep dive into the crucial elements that make some of your favorite series' pilots successful: Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Sopranos, Arrested Development among others. Don't forget the writing! We will write and workshop the first ten pages of your original pilot script and outline your series. The fun doesn't stop there, as we will discuss industry access, film festival and writing contest platforms, and the resources…

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May 2021

Ernestine Hayes [Reading & Conversation]

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Zoom Link  https://zoom.us/j/95875620491?pwd=MkFPYzJpVzF6ZGlxd1Z0S012NUNjQT09 Meeting ID:  958 7562 0491 AUTHOR BIO Ernestine Hayes was born and raised in Juneau, then spent 25 years in California before returning to Juneau in her early 40s. After her return, she graduated from UAS, earned an MFA in creative writing and literary arts from UAA, and became a professor at UAS, where she continues to teach today. She is the author of two Alaska Native memoirs, Blonde Indian (University of Arizona Press, 2006) and The Tao…

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September 2021

Tutka Bay Writers Retreat – 2021

September 10 - September 12

11th annual 49 writers Tutka Bay writers retreat. Featuring acclaimed author Elena Passarello. September 10-12, 2021 at Tutka Bay Lodge. Elena Passarello’s essays have recently appeared in National Geographic, Paris Review, and Best American Science and Nature Writing. She is the author of two award-winning collections, Let Me Clear My Throat and Animals Strike Curious Poses, the latter of which was translated into four languages. In 2019, Outside named Elena one of “25 Essential Women Authors Writing About the Wild.”…

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