Northern Renaissance Arts & Sciences Summer Series 2015: Eva Saulitis, Sherry Simpson, David Stevenson. FINAL SESSION

2015-07-22 by

This reading was part of the Northern Renaissance Arts & Sciences Readings Series 2015 presented by the Creative Writing and Literary Arts low-residency MFA program at UAA.

Featured writers and program faculty on this recording are Eva Saulitis, Sherry Simpson and David Stevenson.

This event was podcast on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, and completed the Northern Renaissance Arts & Sciences Summer Reading Series for 2015.

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UAA Department of Creative Writing and Literary Arts
Department website
NRA&S Summer Reading Series
Eva Saulitis
Sherry Simpson
David Stevenson
Bio page, UAA Website

Alaska writers John Morgan, Eva Saulitis and Arlitia Jones read from their new work

2012-09-21 by

05:20 John Morgan
28:14 Eva Saulitis
50:42 Arlitia Jones

John Morgan (English professor at UAF) will discuss his new book, “Form of Feeling: Poetry in our Lives.” True to its subtitle, Morgan’s book investigates the role of poetry in the contemporary world. A review from the Kitsap Sun said of the book, “Morgan’s thoughts on the inspirations for poetry, the work involved in the craft and ultimately the uses of poetry are accessible and lightly instructive in this quiet but generous book.”

Eva Saulitis (faculty in the Creative Writing and Literary Arts Department at UAA) will present her new collection of poetry, “Many Ways to Say It.” Alaska State Writer Laureate Peggy Shumaker said of the book, “Eva Saulitis is part of nature—seawater and glacial ice, alder marsh and birch forest. She’s part scientist, part oboist, part lover, part Latvian, part Alaskan. Her smart and passionate poems bring us wildly alive. These new poems enact an eternal thirst for mindful, spiritual, fully-embodied ways of thinking and feeling. Open and curious, Eva Saulitis embraces with an ‘injured and blistered amen’ the longings, the terrors and the glories of our brief time on this ever-changing earth.”

Poet/playwright Arlitia Jones will present her new full-length play “Come to Me, Leopards” about a woman’s running team. Jones received an M.F.A. in creative writing from UAA in 1995 and has been featured in numerous festivals and conferences. This event was organized by the UAA Campus Bookstore.

This event was recorded at the bookstore on Sept. 21, 2012.

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John Morgan
Eva Saulitis
Green & Gold News
'I AM UAA' profile of Arlitia Jones