Cade Yongue, Aaron Salzman, KJ Janeschek, Jane, and Courtney Skaggs
Saturday, April 22, at 7:00 p.m. in the Bear Gallery
Fairbanks Arts is delighted to welcome third-year graduate students from the UAF MFA program who will share their works of fiction, non-fiction, screenplays, and poetry in the April literary reading taking place in the Bear Gallery.
This free event will start at 7:00 p.m. in the Bear Gallery.
Cade Yongue is a writer from the California Bay Area who primarily writes drama but also works in fiction, screenplays, and poetry.
Cade will be reading from Homeostasis and Other Plays, a collection of stage plays that explore themes of identity, choice, and family.
Aaron Salzman is a writer and MFA/MA candidate at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. His work has been published in Quagmire Literary Magazine and is forthcoming in Artful Dodge. He’s won two Donaldson Prizes, one for fiction and one for short non-fiction, from the College of Wooster. He is the Director of The Sun Star newspaper. Aaron has a soft spot for small towns and underdogs and is querying his first manuscript, titled The Prince of Labrador.
Aaron will be reading from a piece about the importance of trying your best despite feelings of failure and how failure is the first step toward success.
KJ Janeschek is a writer originally from the Midwest. Their work has appeared in or is forthcoming in Mid-American Review, Foglifter, Nimrod International Journal, HAD, Variant Lit, Split Rock Review, Hoxie Gorge Review, and elsewhere, and has won an AWP Intro Journals Project award in poetry.
KJ will read poems from their thesis, titled Line Your Pocket with Stones, centered on identity, touch, nature, and the end of the world.
Jane is finishing an MFA at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in screenwriting but writes in all genres. She earned a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Russian language and culture and a concentration in exercise science from RIT and an M.S. in Global Infectious Diseases with a concentration in network science from Georgetown University. Jane works as a project manager for food security and nutritional research in remote Alaska. When she’s not working, Jane likes to run with her dog, Salome, and cozy up by the wood stove with her cats, Scout and Freddy.
Jane will read from her essay-screenplay hybrid nonfiction work.
Courtney Skaggs is the Editor-in-Chief of Permafrost, a radio DJ at KSUA, and an MFA candidate in creative nonfiction at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Courtney’s writing has appeared in Gothic Nature, Strange Horizons, Ghost City Review, Longleaf Review, Rejection Letters, Lammergeier Magazine, Memoir Mixtapes, and UAF’s Sun Star.
Courtney will be reading from their works of creative nonfiction that capture the surreal, dreamy aspects of daily lived experience on the page.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact (907) 251-8386 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.