6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17
Memories are often captured with words so that we might be able to return to them on the page, or share them by telling a story. This month's Unbound program, emceed by artist Jimmy Riordan, celebrates remembering through words with an open mic. Writers, poets, readers and word lovers are invited to share important texts in a lively event of recollecting together. Bring a short story, poem or other text, or recite a passage you have memorized. Readings and recitations may be in any language. Additional texts exploring memory will be provided for more spontaneous reading. Readings and recitations may be in any language. All ages welcome. Sign up for a slot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, the title of your text and approximate duration needed for reading. Space is limited. Unbound loosens words from the page through experimental literary events. Included with admission.
7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15
The present moment brings us together to listen. Two luminaries of Alaska literature and scholarship come together to share their work. Juneau-based author Ernestine Hayes will read and Anchorage-based scholar Maria Williams will present her musical compositions in Tlingit, followed by lively discussion. Unbound loosens words from the page through experimental literary events. Included with Polar Nights admission.