Monthly Archives: November 2012

December Literary Reading

Literary Reading Series 2012 
December 8, 2012
at 7pm 
Fairbanks Arts Association presents:

Eric Heyne, Sean Hill, James Engelhardt & Christopher Lee Miles

Bear Gallery

Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts

Pioneer Park 

2300 Airport Way

Please join us as four of UAF’s Literary Faculty and Staff

convene to read their recently published work.

Eric Heyne is Professor of English at UAF, where he has taught since 1986.  He has published poems in Ice Floe, Alaska Quarterly Review, Platte Valley Review, Cirque, Poecology, and elsewhere, and essays on American literature and narrative theory in journals including Modern Fiction Studies, Narrative, Western American Literature, River Teeth, and Extrapolation.

Sean Hill is the author of Blood Ties & Brown Liquor (UGA Press, 2008).  His second collection of poetry is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in 2014.  He lives in Bemidji, Minnesota, but has moved to Fairbanks, Alaska, to join the creative writing faculty at UA-Fairbanks for the 2012-2013 academic year.

James Engelhardt’s poems have appeared in the North American Review, Hawk and Handsaw, ACM: Another Chicago Magazine,, Painted Bride Quarterly, Cirque, Ice Floe, and many others.  His ecopoetry manifesto can be found at  He is the acquisitions editor at the University of Alaska Press.

Christopher Lee Miles’ work appears in Connecticut Review, Sugarhouse Review, and Eclipse, and new work is forthcoming in Christianity & Literature, Salamander, and West Branch.  A veteran of OIF and OEF, and a recent graduate of UAF’s MFA program, he is an adjunct instructor for both the eLearning & Distance Education and the English Department.

This reading is sponsored by the Fairbanks Arts Association, an organization funded by private, corporate, and foundation memberships and donations, the City of Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, the Alaska State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

2012 Holiday Celebration at Pioneer Park

Don’t miss the 2012 Holiday Celebration at Pioneer Park this weekend November 24th and 25th! There will be many activities at the park including holiday train rides, a craft bazaar, ice skating, and fireworks on Saturday!
The Fairbanks Arts Association is sponsoring the Children’s Storytime Readings on Saturday, 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Also, you can enjoy roasted chestnuts and silent films outdoors by the train station while you wait for your winter wonderland train ride!
Looking for special holiday gifts for your loved ones? Come check out the wonderful assortment of handmade gifts by local artisans available in the Bear Gallery.

Enjoy the weekend in the Park and find distinctive gifts that are hand-crafted for the ones you love!
Bear Gallery – Local Artisan Made Gifts (Saturday 12 – 6 pm)
Children’s Storytime Readings (Saturday 1 – 4:30 pm)
Silent Movies at the Train Station (Saturday after dark)
See the Pioneer Park schedule for more details on the weekend’s events.