Listen to excerpts from the new Alaska Pro Musica CD, “Stravinsky: L’Histoire du Soldat” and to clarinetist Mark Wolbers describing the peculiar issues and pleasures of the trio’s piano, violin and clarinet instrumentation. Then hear Wolbers, in an interview with UAA staff member Peter Porco, discuss the works of Anchorage composer Craig Coray and Fairbanks-raised composer Kenneth Benshoof that are recorded on the new CD.
Held each year in Homer, Alaska, the nationally recognized Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference features workshops, readings and panel presentations in fiction, poetry, non-fiction and the business of writing. The conference, sponsored by UAA’s Kenai Peninsula College Kachemak Bay Campus, took place from June 8th through 12th, 2007 at the Land’s End Resort, situated at the end of the Homer Spit.
Keynote speaker Amy Tan, award-winning author of The Joy Luck Club, addressed hundreds of writers who gathered to learn more about their craft. Other visiting authors and editors included Kent Meyers, Sue Silverman, Kate Gale and Tricia Brown, among many others.
Jessica Hamlin, our correspondent from UAA’s Office of Advancement, traveled to Homer to attend the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference. While there, Jessica attended workshops and spoke with visiting authors and editors about their work and experience at the conference.
Dr. Cyril Wecht, a nationally acclaimed forensic pathologist spoke in the Wendy Williamson Auditorium about some of his “most interesting cases”. He has investigated the JFK assassination, the Jon Benet Ramsey murder, and the O.J. Simpson trial among many other cases. Dr. Wecht earned his M.D. at the University of Pittsburgh and continued his education at the University of Maryland where he acquired his Ph.D. in Justice. He is certified by the American Board of Pathology as a anatomical, clinical, and forensic pathologist. Dr. Wecht was the former Chair of the Pathology Department and President of the medical staff at St. Francis Central Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is currently actively involved in forensic pathology as a clinical professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health.
The Podcasting team decided to have a little fun as the Spring Term comes to a close. The following podcast is a compiliation of several candid interviews of students around campus. If you need a little break from those last major papers or from studying for your upcoming finals, check it out!