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 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 Association 2019 Literary Reading Series featuring

Roger Topp

Saturday, January 5, 7pm

Bear Gallery,
3rd Floor, Centennial Center for the Arts,
Pioneer Park,
2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks.

Kick off the 2019 Literary Reading Series with Fairbanks Arts Association and Roger Topp during the first reading of the year in the Bear Gallery!


Previously from Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Yorkshire, Roger Topp came north for the nightlife and received an M.F.A. from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. At the extremes, he is a six-time state and one time national champion fencer, winner of the Farthest North Fiction Contest, and a prize-winning slam poet. More typically, he directs museum exhibitions and travels to write and photograph research fieldwork funded by the likes of the NSF and National Geographic. This last year, his fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Maine Review, Dunes Review, Into the Void Magazine, Crab Fat Magazine, Circle Show, and Whiskey Island Magazine. Additional work is forthcoming at the Bennington Review.



Donor Logos for WebsiteFairbanks 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.


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