Melinda Moustakis

Southeast Alaska Literary Tour

Date: Sept. 18 – Sept. 25, 2015

49 Writers and Alaska Quarterly Review will host Alaska writer Melinda Moustakis this month as part of a literary tour that combines live events in the Southeast Alaska communities of Haines and Juneau with distance programming, in pursuit of 49 Writers’ goal to serve across the state. These events are supported in part by a grant by the National Endowment of the Arts.

The tour will begin in Haines with a free public reading by Melinda Moustakis accompanied by local writers and musicians on the evening of Sept. 18, at 6 p.m., at Haines Public Library. Moustakis will teach two workshops on Sept. 18 and 20; registration information is available on the 49 Writers website at . On Sept. 19 at 1 p.m., there will be a statewide discussion of Moustakis’s book “Bear Down, Bear North” on the statewide Online With Libraries (OWL) system and locally at the Haines Public Library.

In Juneau, Moustakis will teach two workshops on Sept. 22 and 23. She will end her stay in Alaska with a CrossCurrents event on Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Juneau Downtown Library. The event, entitled “Shaped by the North,” will feature writers Moustakis, Ernestine Hayes, Brendan Jones, and  photographer Ben Huff discussing how the landscape has shaped them as artists and shaped their work.

More information about 49 Writers, CrossCurrents, and the workshop opportunities.

 

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