‘Romeo’ a story of transformation, tragedy
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Romeo was fully wild, but social. He often mingled with Juneau dogs. (David Wilson photo)
His name was Romeo, and his story is almost as tragic as his Shakespearian namesake’s.
Author Nick Jans has just published A Wolf Called Romeo about the black wolf which captivated Juneau residents for seven winters, before being illegally taken by a hunter in 2009.
Jans is the author of several books, and a contributing editor of Alaska Magazine. He’s been working in the state since 1979, when he traveled here with the intention of becoming a large-mammal biologist.
Jans spoke with KCAW’s Robert Woolsey about what he calls the “most transformative experience” of his life.
Nick Jans will be in Sitka this Sunday (7-20-14) signing his new book at Old Harbor books beginning at 11 AM. He’ll read selections beginning at 2 PM.
Thor Christianson has already spent nine years on the Sitka Assembly, last serving in 2013 -- and now, he’s back for more. Christianson is one of five candidates running for Sitka Assembly. If elected, he says he’ll bring experience, a centrist perspective, and a focus on education. more
Writers Sherry Simpson and Ernestine Hayes discuss cultural assumptions in Alaskan literature in two venues: a stage presentation 7 PM Mon Sep 22 at the Sheetka Kwan Naa Kahidi, and in a hands-on writing workshop 6-9 PM Tue Sep 23 at the Yaw Chapel. Both events are free. For complete information, visit the Island Institute online.
In collaboration with the 49 Alaska Writing Center. more