‘Swell and Debris’ plays Aug. 21

Men in the North Pacific” plays at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at Pier One Theatre. Based on the research, interviews and writing of University of Alaska Fairbanks doctorate student Emilie Springer, the readings tell the stories of Alaska fishermen and fishing. Springer grew up fishing with her family on the lower Kenai Peninsula and has been doing research and collecting oral histories of the fisheries culture and communities in Alaska. 

“I believe that the use of arts and humanities are a critical tool to understanding community identity and the role that another species, in this case, salmon, has in creating a core sense of meaning,” Springer said about her work. 

Admission to the readings is $8.