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Last call to writers and poets: Driftwood submissions due

Posted: Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Kenai Peninsula College will host Driftwood, Dr. Barbara Christian's project more than a decade. Driftwood is KPC's venue for local literary works and has been published approximately every two years since1989.

Christian, editor of Driftwood, announced the final call for manuscript submissions. Fiction, creative non-fiction and memoir pieces are welcomed. Students and members of the statewide public can participate. Submissions are due Tuesday, and should follow these format guidelines:

Cover page: Title, plus author's name, address, e-mail, and phone number

All manuscript pages: Title and page number

Manuscript format: Typed, 1 inch margins, double spaced and stapled

Limit of 2000 words for prose; 2 pages for poems

Multiple, simultaneous, and electronic submissions are accepted.

Provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope for manuscript return if desired. Mail or email manuscripts to: Kenai Peninsula College, Dr. Barb Christian, Driftwood Editor, 34820 College Drive, Soldotna, AK 99669, or e-mail:

Prepare your tackle box now for summer fishing fun

The Kenai River Campus of Kenai Peninsula College is an ideal place to learn about tying flies to catch kings, reds, or silver salmon destined to become dinner next summer. Tony Weaver, fly fisher, will teach three sessions of a one-credit course, "beginning fly tying," in February.

Weaver has been a guide in Alaska, and an Alaska resident for 36 years. He has fished Alaska extensively from the Arctic to Prince of Wales Island. Weaver also is the author of "Topwater: Flyfishing the Last Frontier," and serves as a faculty member for the Kenai Fishing Academy, KPC's summer fishing school.

Students in the classes, which will be held in two-day blocks Friday from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., will learn to tie flies for Alaska. Students can come to KPC during business hours prior to the beginning of the class and register. The following dates are set for the three classes: Feb. 4 and 5; Feb. 11 and 12; Feb. 25 and 26. The one-credit classes will be held in room 114 and there is a $40 material fee.

For more information, contact Dave Atcheson at 262-0346 or e-mail at

For more information about the Kenai Fishing Academy visit

Shedding light on Film Noir

Film Noir is taught by Bob Amundson. Interest in the class led Amundson to produce an educational presentation about the film genre that will now travel to bigger venues.

Amundson had been teaching the Film Noir course at KPC for five years when he noted there seemed to be growing interest in the noir film style. Together with former KPC student Clyde Folley, Amundson put together a portable Film Noir presentation that previewed last spring at KPC's Kenai River Campus to a large audience. The presentation also traveled south to KPC's Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer.

The success of the presentation prompted Amundson and Folley to further refine the show. Amundson says he could not have done it without Folley's help.

"Clyde is currently attending film school at Vassar. He took Mike Druce's film as literature course as a junior at SoHi and my Film Noir course at KPC when he was a senior in the JumpStart program. Clyde wrote and directed the film Shelter as his final project for the Film Noir class. He also worked as a production assistant on Echo Lake, an independent film that was shot on the Kenai Peninsula last summer. He is a very talented young man," Amundson said.

Amundson will give his "polished" Film Noir presentation in the auditorium at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, at 121 W. 7 th Ave. on Friday, 7 to 9:30 p.m. The free presentation will consist of film clips and commentary on the most important aspects of the film noir genre. After the presentation, the film Criss Cross will be presented.

This column is provided by Suzie Kendrick, community relations coordinator at Kenai Peninsula College.

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