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Public Reading: Seth Kantner & Rosemary McGuire

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

The Midnight Sun Visiting Writers Series is hosting a public reading featuring two Alaska authors, Seth Kantner & Rosemary McGuire on Wednesday, February 28th, 2024 in the BP Design Theatre at 6 p.m. AKST. There is a zoom option available for those who are unable to make the event in person.

Seth Kantner is the author of five books, most recently A Thousand Trails Home: Living with Caribou. He has written essays, a memoir, and a children’s book; his debut novel, Ordinary Wolves, was recipient of a Whiting Award. Kantner is also a commercial fisherman and wildlife photographer in Northwest Alaska. Rosemary McGuire is an essayist, memoirist, and fiction writer. She is the recipient of a Rasmuson Foundation grant and has been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. McGuire is the author of three books, most recently the essay collection Cold Latitudes.

In their writing, both Kanter and McGuire address questions of Alaskan identity and Arctic communities. Their narratives are informed by lived experience and precisely observed detail, documenting the nomadic and determined lifestyles of the Far North.

What: Midnight Sun Visiting Writers Series Public Reading: Seth Kantner & Rosemary McGuire
Date: Wednesday, February 28th, 2024
Time: 6 pm AKST
Location: BP Design Theatre (4th Floor)
Joseph E. Usibelli Engineering Learning and Innovation Building
University of Alaska Fairbanks Troth Yeddha’ Campus
1764 Tanana Loop, Fairbanks, AK 99709
Zoom Option Available: https://alaska.zoom.us/j/89373931156

Immerse yourself in the Far North through the lives and words of two Alaska authors on Wednesday, February 28th, 2024 at 6pm AKST in the BP Design Theatre located on the fourth floor of the Joseph E. Usibelli Engineering Learning and Innovation Building on the University of Alaska Fairbanks Troth Yeddha’ Campus at 1764 Tanana Loop, Fairbanks, AK 99709. Parking on campus is free after 5 p.m.

If you are not able to join us in person, consider joining the conversation online via Zoom at the date and time of the event: https://alaska.zoom.us/j/89373931156

This event is brought to by the UAF Department of English and Midnight Sun Visiting Writers Series.

More About Rosemary McGuire
Rosemary McGuire is a life-long Alaskan. Her short story collection, The Creatures at the Absolute Bottom of the Sea, was published by the University of Alaska Press in 2015, and has since been anthologized multiple times. Her commercial fishing memoir, Rough Crossing, won the River Teeth Nonfiction Book Prize in 2016, and was a finalist for the Women Writing the West WILLA award in 2018. Rosemary’s work has been supported by Rasmuson Foundation grants, and by residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Hedgebrook, Djerassi, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Her latest book, Cold Latitudes, nonfiction about her experiences in the Arctic and Antarctic wilderness, was published by the University of Alaska press in April 2021.

More About Seth Kantner
Seth Kantner is a commercial fisherman, writer and wildlife photographer. He was born and raised in northern Alaska and his art reflects his love for this land and the animals who live on it, and his belief in the importance of wildness left wild.
In 2004 his debut novel, Ordinary Wolves, was released to literary acclaim. Publisher’s Weekly called it “A tour de force.” The Los Angeles Times named the book “A rare thing of beauty.” The novel won the Milkweed National Fiction Prize, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award, and Seth received a Whiting Award naming him one of the nation’s top ten emerging writers. Since that time, he incorporates national book tours and other publicity into a life previously focused on the land, sea, and daily weather conditions and movements of animals.

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Date:
February 28
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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