Monday, April 19, 2010

Poetry Dredge Festival 2010

The Annual Poetry Dredge Festival, hosted by the Fairbanks Arts Association, will be held from 2 pm to 5 pm on Saturday, April 24 at 29 mile Steese Highway at the Chatanika Gold Dredge. This year the festival is dedicated to Marjorie Kowalski Cole, who was one of the founders of the festival. People are invited to read from her work, or to bring their own or their favorite works to read. has a map showing how to get to the dredge and the Chatanika Lodge.

Friday, April 9, 2010

"Pushkin" on the Writer's Almanac

Garrison Keillor read Marjorie's poem, "Pushkin," on the Writer's Almanac on April 3. Response across the blogosphere has been positive. One example comes from Writ In Water: "I was struck by the careful observations of the feline nature and how eloquently expressive Cole is in her description of the quiet dignity of the cat, Pushkin."

The Anchorage Press ran a short article about the reading also, in the April 7th edition.