Saturday, September 7, 7pm,
in the Bear Gallery
For September’s reading series, we linked up with faculty from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and are delighted to welcome Joe Holt and Eric Heyne to the Bear Gallery! Both writers not only teach English at UAF, but have published many fiction and non-fiction works in journals all over the country, some of which they will share with their audience during the reading. Join Fairbanks Arts, Joe and Eric for an evening of culture and literary enjoyment in a space of art.
Meet our September readers:
Eric Heyne is a professor of English at UAF, where he has taught American literature and critical theory since 1986. He has published articles on Alaskan and other American literature and on the theory of the fiction/nonfiction distinction. He has also published poems in a dozen journals. Most recently he is the editor of a new edition of Jack London’s novel Burning Daylight published by the UA Press.
Joseph Holt teaches in the MFA faculty at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. His honors include an AWP Intro Journals Award in fiction, as well as scholarships to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the Community of Writers Workshops at Squaw Valley. He reads prose submissions for the Brooklyn-based literary journal A Public Space, and he has also taught at the American College of Norway, South Dakota State University and the University of Minnesota.
Holt’s fiction has appeared in Gulf Coast, New Ohio Review and elsewhere. His stories are often set in the American Great Plains, and his characters include journalists, amateur athletes and highway workers. In nonfiction, Holt writes about running, recovery and music culture. His essay “Love Running,” which appeared in The Sun, was recently included on Longread‘s “Breakup Reading List.” His personal website is holt.ink.
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Fairbanks Arts programs are made possible by individual and corporate contributions, the City of Fairbanks Hotel/Motel Bed Tax, Fairbanks North Star Borough and Alaska State Council on the Arts.