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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The Middle of Everywhere by WONDERHEADS

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Coming Saturday, March 19

7 p.m. – at the Wright Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices (advance sales at Lee’s Clothing)

  • $20 General Admission
  • $10 Students and Seniors

Description

What do you get when you mash together Pixar, Maurice Sendak and Doctor Who? A time and space bending adventure by mask imagineers the WONDERHEADS, that’s what.

When two unlikely strangers discover a mysterious device at a bus stop, they are whisked away on a cosmic journey through time and space…but will they claim their place in the universe and find their way home?

The Middle of Everywhere is performed in full-face mask, a form so magical it will delight the child in you, whether you’re eight or eighty. Wordless and whimsical, it has been described by audiences as watching a living cartoon, or live-action Pixar.

Called “a captivating, wordless journey of physical theatre” by the Edmonton Journal, this unparalleled piece of physical theatre will transport you along with Winston and Penny on a fantastical journey that must be seen to be believed!

The Middle of Everywhere is recommended for ages 6 – adult.

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Mask Performance Workshop – Friday, March 18

FREE mask performance workshop will be held by WONDERHEADS crew on Friday from 1 p.m. at the Auditorium. There is room for up to 25 participants, middle school age and older. Call 650-7210 to guarantee a spot.

If you are in a drama group – school, community (Mummers), or others – this is an opportunity to learn and practice performing on-stage using masks.


westaf_logo_transparent-480x193This presentation of WONDERHEADS is funded in part through a grant made available by WESTAF in coordination with the National Endowment for the Arts.