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Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2007

Writers pencil in date

The Kenai Writers Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. today in the conference room of the Kenai Community Library. Anyone wanting to share their work should bring extra copies. It is open to the public.

Workshop planned

The Alaska Writers Guild will hold a writing workshop Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Loussac Library in Anchorage. It will feature full-time professionals in each of the required steps to become a published author. Presenters are James Alexander Thom and Dark Rain Thom, authors; Renni Browne, editor; Jeff Herman and Deborah Herman, agents; Rudy Shur, publisher; and John Kremer, marketing.

For more information or to register, visit www.alaskawritersworkshop.com.

Boat ride leads to printing workshop

There will be a monotype printing workshop with Marian Beck in Halibut Cove on Wednesday. Participants will leave Homer Harbor at 9 a.m. and return late in the afternoon.

Participants should bring lunch, drinks, snacks, brushes and appropriate clothing, including rain gear for inclement weather. Supplies are provided. The class is limited to 10 participants. the registration deadline is Monday.

To register, or for more information, call (907) 235-5263. The cost is $85, which includes the round-trip boat ride to Halibut Cove. Proceeds benefit the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust.

Get paid to create

The Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Project Awards are open for application. Alaska artists may apply for up to $5,000 grants for emerging, mid-career, or mature artists to accomplish specific, short-term projects that have a clear benefit to the artist and the development of his/her work. The postmark deadline to apply is Sept. 1.

Program guidelines and application information can be found here at the Foundation Web site, www.rasmuson.org/index.php?switch=viewpage&pageid=92, and by calling (907) 297-2700 or (877) 366-2700.

Artists in Schools seeks applicants

Grant applications are available for the Alaska State Council on the Arts' Artists in Schools Program (AIS). The Artists in Schools Program makes opportunities possible for students and teachers to work with professional artists through a full-time residency in their school for a minimum of two weeks. Any school in Alaska is eligible to apply.

Applications and guidelines for Artists in Schools are available online only http://alaska.cgweb.org. The deadline for applications is Nov. 1.

For more information, call Susan Olson at (907) 269-6682 or toll free (888) 278-7424, or e-mail Susan.Olson1@alaska.gov.

Poetry out loud luring students

High school students in Alaska are invited to compete in a national poetry recitation contest, Poetry Out Loud. The program encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance and competition. From September through February, schools are invited to participate in classroom and schoolwide contests, with students advancing to a state competition in March. State champions will advance to the national finals April 27-29 in Washington, D.C.

High schools that wish to participate must contact the Alaska State Council on the Arts. Home school students should coordinate with local high

schools to participate. For more information, contact Susan Olson at (907) 269-6682 or (888) 278-7424, or visit www.poetryoutloud.org.



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