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.

Pick up a copy of Quiet Defiance this Saturday at the Friends Book Sale

This Saturday! 
Friends Monthly Book Sale - 11 AM - 1:00 PM.
In addition to a huge selection of used books, the Friends will be selling advanced copies of "Quiet Defiance: Alaska's Empty Chair Story". Author Karleen Grummett will be at the library October 4 to talk about the history of Juneau’s Japanese American community, their incarceration during World War II, and Juneau’s support for their Japanese friends and neighbors during and following the war. Copies of the book are available at the library starting Sat Sept 2 for $7.95. All proceeds support Petersburg's libraries.

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