Pattern designer has new book
Letitia Hutching, owner of Mount Redoubt Designs, has released her second quilting pattern book, "Le Chef." The book contains patterns for dining-room related pieces, including placemats, a centerpiece and table runner. Her first book, "'Tis the Season," has patterns with decorative themes inspired by the four seasons. The book is available at Robin Place Fabrics. For more information on book locations or Mount Redoubt Designs, call 335-0200.
Poetry contest welcomes submissions
Write a poem and win the $1,000.00 grand prize! The Hollywood's Famous Poets Society is sponsoring a poetry contest, open to everyone. There is no entry fee, and nothing to buy. The grand prize is $1,000.
To enter, send one poem of 21 lines or less to Free Poetry Contest, 1626 N. Wilcox Ave. No. 126, Hollywood, CA 90028. Or enter online at www.famouspoets.com.
The deadline for entering is June 9. A winners list will be sent to all entrants. Editors reserve the right to publish winning poems online or in a pamphlet.
Writers' conference slated
The Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College will present the statewide Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference at Land's End Resort in Homer from June 22 to 26. It will feature award-winning author Tobias Wolff as the keynote presenter as well as 25 other faculty members, including noted authors, editors, publishers and agents from throughout the United States. Other out-of-state presenters include authors Pam Munoz Ryan, Susan Power, Gregg Kleiner, Molly Gloss and Susan Zwinger.
The conference offers daily workshops, craft talks, manuscript reviews, panel presentations and evening readings in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children's writing and more. Conference participants also are offered an optional three-day preconference writers' workshop retreat from June 18 to 21.
Evening readings by conference faculty will be open to the general public at no charge.
Advanced registration is required, and there is limited enrollment. Registration is $275. The preconference session is an additional $300, including room and board. One University of Alaska Anchorage academic credit is offered for the additional tuition fee of $93.
For specific program and registration information, visit chinook.kpc.alaska.-edu/~conference.
For more information, call Carol Swartz at (907) 235-7743.
Booth space for festival available
The Kenai Watershed Forum is accepting applications from local artists to reserve booth space at the Kenai River Festival in Kenai on June 14 and 15. Space is limited. The application deadline is May 23. To apply or for more information, contact Josselyn Burke at 260-5449 or visit the Web site www.kenaiwatershed.org.
Fine arts camp planned
The Sitka Fine Arts Camp is accepting registrations for the 2003 camp. The two-week camp will be held at the Sheldon Jackson College campus in Sitka from June 16 to 30 and is open to students in grades seven through 12.
The camp provides students the opportunity to take classes and study with professional artists in the areas of dance, theater, music, Alaska Native arts, writing and visual arts. Space is limited, so early registration is advised.
For more information, call the Sitka Fine Arts Camp office at (907) 747-3085 or write to Sitka Fine Arts Camp, P.O. Box 3086, Sitka, AK 99835 or visit its Web site at www.fineartscamp.org.
ATY offers summer classes
Alaska Theatre of Youth is accepting registrations for its summer 2003 program, featuring its new musical theater conservatory. Classes run variously from June 30 to Aug. 5 and include the summer theater conservatory, a technical theater program, the musical theater conservatory, an after-hours production workshop, and fairytale theater. Opportunities are available for kids from 5 to 18 years old.
There is a multistudent discount for families with more than one child enrolled in the program. The registration form is available at www.alaskatheatreofyouth.org/pdfs/RegCon2003.pdf. The form can be printed, filled out and faxed or mailed to ATY. No phone registrations will be accepted. Classes fill quickly, so early registration is recommended.
For more information, visit www.alaskatheatreo fyouth.org, call (907) 338-4901 or e-mail alaskathe firstname.lastname@example.org.
Museum solicits fiber artwork
The Pratt Museum in Homer is accepting entries for a thematic fiber art exhibit which reflects Alaska's glaciers and volcanoes to accompany a "Fire and Ice: Photographs by Brad Lewis and Carmen Field" show.
The submission deadline is July 7 and the show will open July 11. Large and unusually shaped work and collaborative pieces are accepted. The fiber art pieces will be displayed in several areas of the museum. For more information, call Gale Parsons at (907) 235-8635, ext. 36.
Artists in Schools solicits interest
The Artists in Schools program is accepting applications for professional performing artists to be an artist in residence for the program. The program is accepting applications from performing artists including actors, puppeteers, singers, dancers, mimes, musicians, circus artists as well as Alaska Native drummers, dancers and storytellers. Applications are due Nov. 1.
For more information or for an application, call (907) 269-6682, e-mail email@example.com or write Artists in Schools, P.O. Box 113413, Anchorage, AK 99511.
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