Arts and Culture

Alderworks Alaska Writers and Artists Retreat prepares for first application period

Alderworks Alaska Writers and Artists Retreat in Dyea will open the application period for Summer 2016 residencies on Nov. 15. Two 4-6 week residency periods… Continue reading

John Sebastian to perform in Juneau Sunday

John Sebastian to perform in Juneau Sunday

Musician John Sebastian, a former member of 1960s-era band The Lovin’ Spoonful, will perform in Juneau on Sunday, Oct 11 at 7 p.m. at the… Continue reading

John Sebastian to perform in Juneau Sunday

Carver to lead whistles workshop in Ketchikan

KETCHIKAN -- Tsimshian artist John Hudson will lead a workshop called “Voices from Cedar: Carved Whistles of Southeast Alaska” at the Totem Heritage Center on… Continue reading

JAHC debuts Art Hop Passport

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council has announced the first year of its Art Hop Passport, a booklet designed to encourage the public to attend… Continue reading

Movie guide

Juneau GOLD TOWNFor complete listings, visit www.goldtownnick.com.“The Diary Of A Teenage Girl” — Synopsis: Minnie (Bel Powley) longs for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose… Continue reading

Evening at Egan series kicks off Oct. 2

This year marks the 15th season for the annual Evening at Egan fall lecture series at the University of Alaska Southeast Auke Lake campus. The… Continue reading

What's happening this week

What’s happening this week

MUSIC & DANCEMartha Redbone in Concert, 7–9:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, JACC. Redbone is an American blues and soul singer of part Cherokee, Choctaw, European… Continue reading

What's happening this week
Recent and upcoming Alaska books

Recent and upcoming Alaska books

In honor of Alaska Book Week, observed Oct. 3-10, here’s a partial list of Alaska-related books published in the past few months, or due to… Continue reading

Recent and upcoming Alaska books
Alaska author Seth Kantner reads to an audience at Hearthside Books in Nugget Mall. Kanter, the author of the acclaimed novel "Ordinary Wolves," "Shopping for Porcupine" and the kids' book "Pup and Pokey," just released a collection of essays: "Swallowed by the Great Land: And Other Dispatches from the Alaska's Frontier."

An interview with Seth Kantner

The written word doesn’t come easily to acclaimed Alaska writer Seth Kantner. For one, he’s dyslexic, something he recently spoke about in Haines.“I do have… Continue reading

Alaska author Seth Kantner reads to an audience at Hearthside Books in Nugget Mall. Kanter, the author of the acclaimed novel "Ordinary Wolves," "Shopping for Porcupine" and the kids' book "Pup and Pokey," just released a collection of essays: "Swallowed by the Great Land: And Other Dispatches from the Alaska's Frontier."
Juneau writer Ernestine Hayes, author of "Blonde Indian," reads from her forthcoming memoir, whose working title is "The Dao of Raven: An Alaska Native Memoir."

‘Shaped by the North: the influence of place on art

Non-Alaskans that watch reality television may have what they think is a clear idea of Alaska: scary bears, stormy seas, feuding hotel owners. Odds are,… Continue reading

Juneau writer Ernestine Hayes, author of "Blonde Indian," reads from her forthcoming memoir, whose working title is "The Dao of Raven: An Alaska Native Memoir."
Green gets Alaska right in "Wildlike"

Green gets Alaska right in “Wildlike”

Full disclosure: I’m in the credits of “Wildlike.” I interviewed the producer when they were filming in Juneau in 2013 and wrote a preview of… Continue reading

Green gets Alaska right in "Wildlike"

On Writing: JPD against the Borg

Jean-Luc Picard should beam down here to Juneau to get the best advice on how to fight the Borg.After my last column’s diatribe against bureaucratese… Continue reading

Five Good Reads: Michelle Hale

Five Good Reads: Michelle Hale

This week’s list of Five Good Reads was submitted by Juneau resident Michelle Hale.My books are regional, of a place. “This House of Sky: Landscapes… Continue reading

Five Good Reads: Michelle Hale
Old truck: still life with tail light and lichens.

Art in Unusual Places

The CCW welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places. Photographers of all levels of ability are invited to send in images of… Continue reading

Old truck: still life with tail light and lichens.

Hoonah’s new brewery focuses on locals

This is the second week I get to write about a new brewery. Last week, I was happy to cover the Sept. 25 opening of… Continue reading

October First Friday Art Walk

October First Friday Art Walk

The October First Friday Art Walk marks the end of tourist season with locals appreciation events at several businesses, and highlights new work by locals… Continue reading

October First Friday Art Walk

Alaska Arts Confluence to host First Friday with Portrait of Lani Hotch

Haines — The Alaska Arts Confluence will host First Friday at their Art on Main Street Storefront in the Gateway Building in Haines on Oct.… Continue reading

Writers Weir: Climate Haiku

Alaskan glaciersMelt villagers forced to leaveAfter thousands of Years the last vestigeOf polar ice floes southwardToward all of us. • Paul Wasserman is a former resident of… Continue reading

Writers Weir: Kicking up snow

Writers Weir: Kicking up snow

kicking up snowand breaking iceboth ears filledwith the sound of songbirds,thick in the trees up mountain.the ravens are hungry enoughto eat compost and old spaghetti,the… Continue reading

Writers Weir: Kicking up snow
Writers Weir: Haiku

Writers Weir: Haiku

I’ve always loved hashishBut more for the headyAroma than the high • Jim Hale can be reached at www.jimhalewriting.com.… Continue reading

Writers Weir: Haiku