The Arts in Brief

Homer film premieres today at Homer Theatre

The world premiere of “The Care and Feeding of Jack,” a new film by Homer filmmaker Brian George Smith, shows at 7 p.m. today at the Homer Theatre. The  feature-length film stars Dick Sanders, Jessi Hahn, Peter Norton, Nancy Chastain and Peter Sheppard. 

A suggested donation of $5 helps support the Homer Animal Shelter’s emergency medical fund.


Registration starts for Writers Conference

Registration has started for the Kachemak Bay Writers Conference, to be held June 10-14 at Land’s End Resort. This year’s keynote presenter is 2012-2014 U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize finalist Natasha Trethewey. 

Sponsored by the  Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College, University of Alaska Anchorage, the conference features 17 nationally recognized authors, editors and agents. The conference includes writing workshops, craft talks and panel discussions in prose and poetry and the business of writing. Instructors are Miriam Altshuler, Dan Beachy-Quick, Richard Chiappone, Jennine Capo Crucet, Forrest Gander, Lee Goodman, Richard Hoffman, Erin Coughlin Hollowell, Sarah Leavitt, Nancy Lord, Jane Rosenman, Peggy Shumaker, Sherry Simpson, Peggy Shumaker, Frank Soos and David Stevenson. Public events include a keynote address by Trethewey and readings by conference faculty. 

The early registration fee is $375, space available, with a special rate for admitted University of Alaska students. Advanced registration is required. For registration information visit

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