Literary Reading Series 2018 Presents:
Martha Amore and Jean Anderson
Saturday, April 7th at 7PM
Bear Gallery, (3rd Floor of the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts) Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way Fairbanks, AK 99701
This event is free and open to the public.
Martha Amore will read from her new collection, In the Quiet Season and Other Stories, which explores the human landscape of Alaska. While the stories take place in modern day towns, each is laced with a timelessness that comes from their roots in ageless issues: broken trust and heartbreak, hope and rebirth. The expansive Alaska landscape infuses the stories with a unique chill, as tears freeze on eyelashes and mountain ranges form the backdrop for breakups. Although the people in Amore’s stories know how to survive Alaska’s cold terrain, these characters stumble when trying to navigate through their own lives and lost dreams.
Martha Amore teaches in the English Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She achieved her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2009 and has published stories in a number of journals and magazines, including Room, Canada’s oldest feminist literary journal.
Visit Martha’s website marthaamore.com
Jean Anderson’s recent book is HUMAN BEING SONGS: Northern Stories. Her previous books are another collection of stories, IN EXTREMIS, and an Alaska anthology, INROADS, co-edited with Elyse Guttenberg. Jean has lived in Fairbanks since 1966 and enjoys being part of Alaska’s widespread literary community.