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Book Festival to feature Alaska authors, artists, poets

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902

06/05/08

University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions will host the second annual Alaska Book Festival June 12-14 at a variety of locations throughout Fairbanks. The three-day festival will feature readings, workshops and discussions with more than 20 Alaska authors, poets and artists. All events are free and open to the public.

The festival will begin with a lecture from Alaska artist, writer and musician Ray Troll, "Fish Worship is Not Wrong, or How I Became a Scientific Surrealist Alaskan." His lecture will begin at 7 p.m. June 12 at Schaible Auditorium at UAF. Following is an abbreviated schedule of events. For a more complete description, visit the Book Festival online at www.uaf.edu/bookfestival. All events are at UAF's Reichardt Building unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, June 12
7 p.m.--Keynote address --Schaible Auditorium
Friday, June 13
10 a.m.-noon--Children's event --Noel Wien Library auditorium
Noon-2 p.m.--Teen drawing class with Ray Troll--Noel Wien Library (space limited)
1-3 p.m.-- "You've Published, Now What?"
3-5 p.m.-- "Alaska's Influence on Creativity"
7-9 p.m.--Author readings--Local coffee shops and bookstores
Saturday, June 14
10 a.m.-noon--Children's event: "A Fox's Tale"--Noel Wien Library auditorium
10 a.m.-noon--Cooking with Chef Kirsten Dixon--Hutchison Institute of Technology
Noon-2 p.m.--Creating Alaskan Humor--Noel Wien Library auditorium
1-3 p.m.-- "Under Northern Lights--Writers and Artists View the Alaska Landscape"
1-2 p.m.--Edna Wilder
1-2 p.m.--Ron Smith
1-3 p.m.--Campfire cooking and outdoor survival for kids
3-5 p.m.--"Writer as Explorer"
7-9 p.m.--Author readings--Local coffee shops and bookstores
10 p.m.--Ray Troll Night--Howling Dog Saloon

CONTACT: UAF Summer Sessions at 907-474-7021 or via e-mail at summer@uaf.edu.

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