Rainforest Writers Creative Writing Workshops

We're thrilled to be offering Rainforest Writers Creative Writing Workshops with Orin Pierson this fall! Registration is open now and they are filling up fast - so sign up early.


An Amherst Writers & Artists Affiliate -- made possible with support from the Petersburg Library Art Education Endowment.

State Writer Laureate Ernestine Hayes visits Petersburg!

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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. 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." Hayes belongs to the Kaagwaantaan clan of the Tlingit nation.

Author Event - Thursday, January 11 at 6:30 p.m.  An opportunity to meet Ernestine and a time to hear from her and experience her writing.

Writing Workshop: Writing Our Lives - Friday, January 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  Through exercises and discussion, participants will draw on their own life experiences to explore personal and cultural histories. Hayes will discuss the craft of writing and offer insights into the publishing process. Open to any writing level. This workshop is free, but registration is required. Click here to register online.

Sponsored by the Petersburg Arts Council, the Alaska Humanities Forum, the Petersburg Public Library, and the Petersburg Community Foundation.

The Creative Experience: Shibori Indigo Dying - Canceled

Shibori is the Japanese art of creating patterns by binding, stitching, folding and twisting fabric during the dyeing process. In this beginning level workshop with Andrea Weathers, learn some basic traditional techniques using indigo dye. Experiment on cotton dish towels that we provide and go home with the skills to dye larger pieces at home.  

Open to adults 16+. Class fee - $40, REGISTER NOW -- >

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Rain driving you crazy? Get crafty!

Rain driving you crazy? We've got the perfect remedy - The Creative Experience! This fall series will engage your creative side and spark new ideas. Play with clay, dye fabric, and create your own spa products in this fun fall series with Andrea Weathers.  You'll come away with great gifts to share during the upcoming holiday season!  

Registration is now open for the first session, Pinch Pots and Hanging Hearts, register now -- >