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Tidal Echoes Annual Launch

Friday, April 19, 7 p.m. UAS Egan Lecture Hall

Tidal Echoes book cover features pottery by Jeramy KaneThe second to last event of the Sound and Motion spring arts series is tonight on the Auke Lake campus. All are invited to the Egan Lecture Hall at 7 p.m. for the annual launch celebration of Tidal Echoes, the journal showcasing the art and writing of Southeast Alaska, published by UAS.

“This journal was started eleven years ago by some students at the university here in Juneau and was originally just a student-based journal,” wrote faculty advisor Emily Wall in a recent entry on the 49 Writers blog. “That kind of journal has its own lovely locality. The first few issues are a rich tapestry of what life at UAS is like for the students. When I was hired I took over the oversight of the journal and we morphed it into a journal that publishes work from Southeast Alaskans. A significant portion of the journal is still student work, but now we see work from many communities in the region. The journal is edited by undergraduate students and they shape the journal each year.” This year’s student editor is graduating senior English major Alexandra Brown.

The 2013 featured author is former poet laureate of Alaska and retired President’s Professor Richard Dauenhauer. The featured artist is UAS ceramics faculty Jeremy Kane. Dauenhauer will read from his work and Kane will present slides of his art.  According to 2011 featured author Heather Lende, "Tidal Echoes is proof that many of Alaska’s finest writers and artists are living in and inspired by Southeast Alaska in all its natural and human glory, and that UAS is the heart of a modern Alaskan creative renaissance.”

Please see the Juneau Empire article.


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