Ernestine Hayes, Alaska Writer Laureate

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Ernestine Hayes, the current Alaska Writer Laureate is coming to Petersburg to hold two public events on January 11 and 12, 2018.

Hayes belongs to the Kaagwaantaan clan of the Tlingit nation. Current Alaska Writer Laureate, she is best known for award-winning Blonde Indian, an Alaska Native Memoir. Her latest book, The Tao of Raven, weaves narratives and reflection in the context of the story “Raven and the Box of Daylight.

Author Event

An opportunity to meet Ernestine and a time to hear from her and experience her writing.

At the Petersburg Pubic Library, Thursday, January 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Writing Workshop: Writing Our Lives

Through exercises and discussion, participants draw on their own life experiences to explore personal and cultural histories. Hayes discusses elements of craft and offers insights into the writing and publishing process. Open to any writing level.

At the Petersburg Pubic Library, Friday, January 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

Workshop is free, but registration is required. Register Online.


The Petersburg Arts Council is pleased to co-sponsor these events with the Alaska Humanities Forum, the Petersburg Public Library, and the Petersburg Community Foundation.

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One Man Star Wars Trilogy – November 27

“A one-man reenactment of Star Wars is nerdier – and funnier – than you can possibly imagine!” – SPIN

 

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“You had better start investing in a light saber” – The New York Times

Canadian actor and uber geek, Charles Ross, brings his solo madcap creation One-Man Star Wars Trilogy to the stage in this mind-bending whirlwind of a show.  Ross retells the classic bad hair trilogy in 60 minutes- no costumes, no props, no sets — all the characters, the music, the ships, and the battles.

If your kid’s name is Chewbacca, this show is a no-brainer. If not, get your nerd on and experience the global sensation loved by audiences from London’s West End, Off-Broadway, Dubai, the Sydney Opera House, Lucasfilm, and Charlie’s mom. The Force is strong with this one.

“Ross makes an impressive Star Wars run in less than 12 parsecs!” – Chicago Sun Times

Written and Performed by Charles Ross
Directed by TJ Dawe.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/charlie__ross

Web: http://www.onemanstarwars.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/One-­‐Man-­‐Star-­‐Wars-­‐Trilogy-­‐Charlie-­‐Ross/122299621167356

One Man Star Wars Trilogy performed with permission of Lucasfilm Ltd. All ‘Star Wars’ elements property of Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.

Gamble and the High Costa Living – September 16

Come out to Sons of Norway on September 16 to welcome Autumn and the new 2017-18 Petersburg Arts Council season with Gamble and the High Costa Living! Come to dance, or just listen to some great music!

Advance purchase tickets now available at Lee’s Clothing for $15 each. At-the-door prices go up to $20, so get them early.

About the Band

Gamble & the High Costa Living have been together for either two or twenty years, depending on who’s counting, with a collective performance history of about two centuries! Fronted by Mike Gamble and Collette Costa, both of whom originally hail from the Motown area (aka Detroit), and joined by Terry Schwarz on guitar, Alexei Painter on bass, Jason Messing on drums, Doug Bridges on tenor sax, Tim Powers on soprano sax, Michael Stanley on bari sax, Jill Taylor on trumpet, and Katy Giorgio on trombone, they strive to pay tribute to the most righteous of musical genres, old-school soul and R&B, mixed with a little Southeast Alaskan rhythm.

Living somewhere between The Blues Brothers and The Commitments, HCL covers the majestical likes of Sam & Dave, Aretha Franklin, Sly & The Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, Martha Reeves & The Vandells, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, and more, and they play with a 100% dance guarantee!

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