Fairbanks Arts Association is the proud host
of the oldest Literary Reading in Alaska.
Readings are usually held in the Bear Gallery the first Saturday of the month.
These events are free and open to the public.
Join Fairbanks Arts for the 2018 Literary Reading Series Featuring
Saturday, August 3rd from7-8pm
Cat Whitney’s first publication was the winner of the 1995 Christmas Holiday Story Contest in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. She’s published non-fiction in a variety of trade magazines and also enjoys penning poetry and fiction. In 2004 Cat won the KSU Graduate Creative Writing Award and in 2007 she participated in Fairbanks Arts’ Statewide Poetry contest and won the Peggy Shumaker Award. She has degrees in English, Animal Science, and Education. In 2015 she decided to bypass traditional publishing and use Createspace to market her memoir ‘Exceptional Creatures: Stories from the veterinary field’ which became a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Cat will read the perennial favorite chapter ‘Testicles’, muse over genetic engineering in the chapter ‘Navigation’, and read from a chapter about kittens to be included in the second edition of the book. After her reading, Cat welcomes discussion about her process of self-publishing.