Today at 3 on A Juneau Afternoon, Pat Moore hosts.
His first guests, Mike Christenson and Eric Caldwell, will fill us in on the Poetic License event coming up tonight at the Canvas by Reach on Seward Street. Juneau’s Improv Theatre Group Morally Improverished is coming together with the organizer’s of Juneau’s Poetry Slam events for this event. At 6 p.m., Kate Laster will instruct people in writing poetry on the spot and then, at 8, there’ll be an opportunity to present poems in a friendly environment.
Elfrida North will drop in to tell us about the Sons of Norway’s Scandinavian Dance starting at 6:30 Saturday night at the Yacht Club. There’ll be refreshments and instruction.
Author Mary Doria Russell is in town, and she’ll be doing a presentation at the Downtown Library Saturday night at 7. Russell is the author of The Sparrow and Children of God, a two-part series that achieved near-cult status in the 1990’s. She’s since authored three books of historical fiction. Her talk will focus on A Thread of Grace, her third novel telling the story of Jews fleeing the holocaust into Italy during WW II. Russell’s other books include Dreamers of the Day and, most recently, Doc.
Vince Welch, a river guide from Portland who’s written The Last Voyageur, Amos Burg and the Rivers of the West, will return to Juneau next week. He’ll be at Hearthside Books from noon to 5 Sunday to sign copies of the book, and will deliver talks on Burg’s river running at the State Historical Library at noon Monday, and at the Downtown Library at 7 p.m.
And, we’ll hear about the 2nd Annual GeoFest from Christina Butcher. This activity for elementary-age children will be held Saturday from 1-4 at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.That, Writers’ Almanac, music and more, today at 3, on KTOO-NEWS.
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