Arts Briefs

Atz Kilcher performs for folk school

Singer-songwriter Atz Kilcher performs a fundraiser concert, “Songs of the Homestead,” for the Homer Folk School at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at the South Peninsula Athletic and Recreation Center.

Tickets are $32 and available through the folk school.

One of the stars of the reality TV show “Alaska: The Last Frontier,” Kilcher also holds a special event and meet and greet at 3 p.m. the same day at Eagle’s Rest, a log home overlooking the Kilcher Homestead.

Only 20 places are available.

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New books released by local authors

Homer and lower Kenai Peninsula authors have released new books this spring. All are available at the Homer Bookstore. New works include:

• Doug Dodd, “Man in Hole: Love, Lies, Addiction, and Butting Porcupines,” an autobiography of a spiral into drug addiction and the long climb back out that spans 50 years and four states.

• Joan Brown Dodd, “The Beggar’s Gift and Other Stories: Fables for These Times,” five fables concerning the consequences of thoughts, words, and deeds.

• George Harbeson, “Shadowed Times: Alaska Stories of Another Age,” Alaska short stories rooted in the natural landscape. Shadowed Times was a finalist in Brighthorse Books’ Prize for Short Fiction 2017.

• Marianne Schlegelmilch, “Lavender White Arctic Blue: Her Story,” the fictional story of one woman’s journey during the early 20th century from Britain to Alaska.

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