Be part of a television studio audience for Arts@360’s Writers’ Showcase. Hear work from Alaskan writers Joe Karson, Martha Amore, Kirsa Skandijs, and James Sweeney.
The summer-inspired theme is “endurance” and short stories and essays will be read by actors Ryan Conarro, Donnie Gott, Allison Holtkamp, and Roblin Gray Davis.
The hour-long program will be recorded @360 in the KTOO/360North building for later broadcast on 360North and KTOO.
Doors open at 6:30 and cameras roll at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 5th. Admission is free.
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