University of Alaska Southeast

UAS Throws Launch Party for Literary Journal

Juneau, Alaska
Date of Press Release: March 30, 2007

The University of Alaska Southeast literary and art journal, Tidal Echoes, will be hitting Southeast bookstores in early April. This is the sixth annual release of the journal and the most ambitious; it features original works from Alaska Writer Laureate John Straley and master carver Nathan Jackson.

A Tidal Echoes launch party will take place on Sat. April 7 at 7 pm in the UAS Egan Lecture Hall. John Straley will present a reading. And UAS students will perform Breaking and Entering, a Tidal Echoes entry that was adapted for the stage by Ketchikan Playwright Taylor McKenna.

In addition to student works from the three UAS campuses in Sitka, Ketchikan, and Juneau, submissions were open to all Southeast residents. "The journal is 128 pages of inspired writing and wonderful works of art from artists throughout Southeast," said Emily Wall, Assistant Professor of English and the journal’s adviser. "It is really a testament to how many truly talented people we have in Southeast Alaska."

Look for Tidal Echoes at Southeast bookstores starting in early April or purchase an advanced copy by calling toll free: 1-877-465-4827 or writing to: Tidal Echoes c/o Virginia Berg Soboleff Bldg 11120 Glacier Hwy Juneau, AK 99801 Phone: 907 796-6113


Contacts:

Assistant Professor of English Emily Wall

University of Alaska Southeast

(907) 796-6330

Kevin Myers

University of Alaska Southeast

907-796-6113