The Morning Interview

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Klusmeier: How leaving home helps you understand home

Cathryn Klusmeier is from a multi-generational family in Arkansas. But it wasn’t until she left home that she felt the literary pull of her southern roots, and began an extended work of creative non-fiction. She’s one of six Fellows under thirty residing in Sitka for seven weeks. She’ll read from her manuscript during an Open Studio, 7 PM August 28 in the Yaw Art building. Klusmeier is also inviting the public to a short memoir workshop tonight (7-29-14) in her studio, 8 PM Room 107 of the Yaw Art building. more

Injury prevention month: saving your sight

Patrick Williams and Elizabeth Sutton of Sitka Community Hospital discuss best practices and prevention — and what to do in case of an eye injury. more

New director at Greater Sitka Arts Council

Greater Sitka Arts Council’s Jeff Budd introduces incoming executive director Sarah Lawrie. more

The Affordable Care Act: What’s next?

Andrea Thomas, Affordable Care Act enrollment manager for SEARHC, discusses her noon workshop for those who have already — or would like to — enroll for health insurance. UAS Sitka, room 106. more

‘Children of Eden’ thrives off-Broadway

WT McRae, musical director for The Children of Eden, says pace required to stage a full show in two weeks has everyone “at the edge of madness.” Eden was developed by one of the biggest names in show business, Stephen Schwartz, but was never performed on Broadway. Instead, it’s become one of the most sought-after pieces for companies off-Broadway. more

Aufrichtig: Blurring the lines between music, poetry, theater

Richard Aufrichtig is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Brooklyn, NY. He traces his musical roots to traditional American songwriting, with a modern instrumental sensibility. While he’s produced several albums, including the soon-to-be-released Ocean Music, he’s also a published poet and playwright. Aufrichtig is on of six Fellows in Sitka for seven weeks. more

TEDxSitka preview

Today’s topic is the upcoming TEDxSitka event featuring Winona LaDuke, Luis Urrea, Alan Weisman, Solomon Endlich, Skyler Wright, WT McRae and Andrew Hames. more

Reviving the Laundry Building

26 interns are currently putting a new roof on the Sheldon Jackson Campus’ historic Laundry Building, the first phase of a project to eventually turn the ruined building into a community cafe and art gallery. more

Girl Scouts’ “Wash Away Hunger” event Saturday

Allison Winger and Ariana Strickland from Girl Scout Troop 4140 talk about their upcoming “Wash Away Hunger” fundraiser. The scouts will be holding a car wash at the Fire Hall on Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. more

Native Jazz Quartet

Ed Littlefield and Reuel Lubag of the Native Jazz Quartet talk about their philosophy and work with the Sitka Fine Arts Camp. This year, students are creating jazz arrangements of a traditional Tlingit lullaby, one that Littlefield learned from local elder Charlie Joseph in the 1980s. more