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Local Writers and Book Lovers Hold Monthly Public Readings


EAGLE RIVER, Alaska - The inaugural evening of The Living Room: Eagle River Writers Read is Friday, January 10. Several people will read from their own works or from favorite books, poems, plays and more at Jitters coffee house in Eagle River starting at 7pm. It’s story time for adults!

These monthly readings will be held every second Friday during winter and will bring together people from all walks in the community to share stories. The readings are free and open to the public. Audience members can meet the readers afterward and share coffee and cookies.

The Living Room started with one woman’s interest in bringing the community together and celebrating the literary talents right here in the Chugiak-Eagle River area. She knew that people didn’t need to be writers to be patrons of the written arts, and she wanted to provide a space for the book lovers, too. Why not provide a safe place for them to showcase their works? Why not carve out some time to share their favorite pieces? Hence, The Living Room was born.

The Living Room supports writers and provides cultured entertainment for our community. Organizers have modeled the forum after Anchorage’s Arctic Entries, Sitka’s Writer’s Read and Kodiak Galley Tables Storytelling.

Generous support for The Living Room has been provided by The Alaska Center for the Book.

Co-creators Monica Devine, Judith Lindenfelser, Susan Sommer and Kellie Doherty hope you enjoy this special evening of local arts. For more information and updates visit http://eagleriverwritersread.weebly.com/ and www.facebook.com/EagleRiverWritersRead. Anyone interested in getting on the schedule to read should send an email to tlrwritersread@gmail.com.


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