Literary Arts

Fairbanks Arts is proud to host the longest-running literary reading series in the state! Monthly readings usually occur the first Saturday of the month. Our Literary Arts programming also includes the Annual Statewide Poetry Contest, writing workshops, and the outdoors event Poetry at the Dredge in the spring. We offer the Community Writers critique group, so local writers can help each other hone their craft. Fairbanks Arts members receive discounts on workshop fees.

Fairbanks Arts  2018 Literary Reading Series Features

Cat Whitney

 Saturday, August 4th from 7-8pm


Cat Whitney’s first publication was the winner of the 1995 Christmas Holiday Story Whitney head shotContest 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.


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