Literary Reading with Linda Schandelmeier

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.

Fairbanks Arts Literary Reading Series Features:  Linda Schandelmeier

Saturday, October 6th from 7pm


Linda Schandelmeier grew up on a family homestead six miles south of Anchorage in the 01950s and 60s. Her new collection of poems, Coming Out of Nowhere is part memoir and part historical document. The poems celebrate the unique and nurturing aspects of homestead life, but do not shy away from unpleasant family details. Linda has one ot0her collection, Listening Hard Among the Birches. Her poetry has been awarded numerous prizes and distinctions, including an Artist-in-Residence at Denali National Park in 2012, a Rasmuson Individual Artist Project Award in 2006, and an Individual Artist’s Fellowship from the Alaska State Council on the Arts in 1984. She is the winner of the Midnight Sun, Fejés, and Anchorage Daily News-UAA prizes for poetry. Linda’s poems have been set to music in three song cycles, one of which, Poem Against the Cold, by British composer Corey Field,  was performed at Carnegie Hall. A retired biologist and elementary school teacher, and an active master gardener and political activist, Linda lives near Fairbanks, Alaska.


Book Signing with Linda Schandelmeier for Coming Out of Nowhere

Date/Time: Friday, October 5th from 5-7pm

Location: Bear Gallery (3rd Floor of the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts) Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way Fairbanks, AK 99701

Cost: This event is free and open to the public.


Contact: For more information 456-6485 ext. 226 or