Saturday, February 1, 7pm
Wandering Bear Gallery
3501 Lathrop Street, Unit B
Fairbanks Arts Association’s Literary Reading Series is back for 2020 and kicks off with a night of community connection! Come over to the Wandering Bear Gallery at 3501 Lathrop Street, Unit B for a night of literature with faculty from the UAF English Department. Daryl Farmer, Gerri Brightwell, Joe Holt and Sara Johnson will bring some of their original works to share with you! Come early to enjoy the artwork on view and stay after for conversation with the writers.
My current work explores trauma and its effects on both psychological and bodily identity. To this end, it is often intensely visceral, engaging a fascination with the body in various states or stages of destruction, annihilation, and reconfiguration.
Gerri Brightwell is a British writer who lives in Alaska with her husband, fantasy writer Ian C. Esslemont, and their three sons. She is the author of the novels Dead of Winter (Salt, 2016), The Dark Lantern (Crown, 2008), and Cold Country (Duckworth, 2003). Her short work has appeared in many venues including The Best American Mystery Stories 2017, Alaska Quarterly Review, Southwest Review, Copper Nickel, Redivider, and BBC Radio 4’s Opening Lines. She teaches in the creative writing program at UAF. She’ll be reading from her short story, “Huldremose.”
Fairbanks Arts programs are made possible by individual and corporate contributions, the City of Fairbanks Hotel/Motel Bed Tax, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska State Council on the Arts, and Fountainhead Development, Inc.