Arts Briefs

Alaska Book Week features local readings

Alaska Book Week, Alaska’s annual celebration of literary artists, features readings today-Saturday at the Homer Public Library. Reading are:

• Joseph Robertia, author of “Life with Forty Dogs,” at 6 p.m. today, Homer Public Library

• Independent children’s authors Dotty Cline, Jane Dunn and Jeanette Aragones, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Homer Public Library

• Julie Hungiville LeMay, author of “The Echo of Letting Go,” and Eowyn Ivey, author of “To the Bright Edge of the World,” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Homer Public Library.

Hayes event cancelled

A planned reading and workshop this weekend with Alaska Writer Laureate Ernestine Hayes has been cancelled. Hayes will appear at the Kachemak Bay Writers Conference in June. A member of the Kaagwaantaan clan of the Tlingit, Hayes is best known for “Blonde Indian, an Alaska Native Memoir.” Published in 2006, it received an American Book Award and an Honoring Alaska Indigenous Literature (HAIL) Award, was named Native America Calling Book of the Month, and was finalist for the Kiriyama Prize and PEN Nonfiction Award.

Actors needed for winter comedy show

Auditions are being held for major parts in “Brouhaha” at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Mariner Theatre. An original musical comedy written by Sally Oberstein and Michael McKinney, “Brouhaha” has roles for men, women and children. Further casting for minor parts will take place later.

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