Arts in Brief

KBC Director Swartz receives governor’s award

Kachemak Bay Campus Director Carol Swartz received the Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities for Distinguished Service to the Humanities. Swartz was honored for her work in founding the annual Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference. Sven Haakenson, executive director of the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository, Kodiak, also received a Distinguished Service to the Humanities award.

Other governor’s award winners are John Sinnok, Shismaref, Arts Education; Valley Performing Arts, Wasilla, Arts Organization; Gail Niebrugge, Palmer, Individual Artist; and Susie Bevins-Ericsen, Anchorage, Native Arts. The awards are presented today at the Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, and are sponsored by the Alaska Humanities Forum, the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Office of the Governor, Sean Parnell.


Weiss offers course, ‘Writing Motherhood’

Homer writer Miranda Weiss, author of “Tide, Feather, Snow,” presents a four-session writing workshop, “Writing Motherhood,” offered Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 27 to Nov. 17 at the R.E.C. Room. 

“Motherhood can be such a paradox — feeling at the center of the world and simultaneously isolated,” Weiss said. “This class is going to use motherhood as an inspiration — and an excuse — for creative writing.”

Starting Oct. 25, Weiss also offers a “Writing Playgroup” 2-3 p.m. Thursday afternoons at Sprout for parents who want “to carve out a little adult brain time” while babies and toddlers play.

To register or for more information, email or call 299-5550.


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