On Thursday, November 29th at 7pm, the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council will sponsor a poetry event to kick off Poems in Place, a collaboration between Alaska Center for the Book, Alaska State Parks, a steering committee of poets and writers, and ultimately the residents of Alaska. Poems in Place will install a poem written by an Alaskan in each of the seven regions of the Alaska State Park’s system in the coming years, including Totem Bight State Historical Park in 2013.
Join us at the Main Street Gallery on the 29th to hear Ketchikan poets Teague Whalen, Ray Troll, Evon Zerbetz, Keith Smith, Dave Kiffer, George Pasley, Tom Fowler, Amy Farstad, and former-Ketchikanite Erin Coughlin Hollowell read poetry inspired by Southeast Alaska. Hollowell is a member of the Poems in Place committee and she’ll explain how anyone can submit a poem to be placed in Totem Bight State Park. Refreshments and conversation following.