Reading with UAF Masters of Fine Arts Creative Writing

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

UAF Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing Faculty

Saturday, September 1st at 6pm


Join Fairbanks Arts for our monthly literary reading featuring local authors. As the academic year starts fresh, hear these UAF Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing professors read from their works:


Gerri Brightwell 3


Gerri Brightwell is a fiction writer from Britain. She is the author of the novels Cold Country, The Dark Lantern, and Dead of Winter. Her short fiction has appeared in The Best American Mystery Stories 2018, the Alaska Quarter Review, Redivider, the Southwest Review, BBC Radio 4’s Opening Lines, and many other venues. She teaches at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Gerri will be reading from a work in progress (fiction).



IcelandSpring2013-126-2-919x1024Daryl Farmer is an associate professor at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks where he is director of the creative writing program. He is the author of the short story collection Where We Land, and the nonfiction book Bicycling beyond the Divide which received a Barnes and Noble Discover Award. His recent work has appeared in Talking River Review, Northern Review and Hotel Amerika. He recently spent two months at the NES artist residency in Skagaströnd, Iceland. Daryl will  be reading a new short fiction piece.


Learn more about Daryl and his work on his website,




Sara Eliza Johnson‘s first book, Bone Map (Milkweed Editions, 2014), was selected for the 2013 National Poetry Series. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, two Winter Fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, a scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Philip Freund Alumni Prize from Cornell University. Her poetry and nonfiction have appeared in numerous journals, and new work is forthcoming in Blackbird, Crazyhorse, and AGNI.

Learn more about Sara and his work on her website