Fur Farms and Steam Laundry- Two Events

Posted on December 4, 2012 by


Fur Farms and Steam Laundry: Reading

December 6, 2012   07:00 PM

Downtown Library

Isto author photoNicole Stellon-O'DonnellTwo Alaskan authors will share from their works, both rooted firmly in the unique history of our state.

Isto’s “Fur Farms of Alaska: Two Centuries of History and a Forgotten Stampede” brings history to life by capturing the remarkable stories of the men and women who made fur their livelihood. Before the synthetic materials of today, there was fur, known then as soft-gold.

Nichole Stellon O’Donnell’s “Steam Laundry: a novel in poems” is based on the true story and historical documents and photos of Sarah Ellen Gibson, the 6th woman to arrive in Fairbanks during the gold rush in 1903.

Q&A, book sale and signing to follow. A unique writing workshop opportunity will be held as a follow up on 12/7.

Inspiration and Innovation with Historical Materials:

A research and writing workshop

December 7, 2012   12:00 PM

THIS EVENT BEGINS @ the Alaska State Historical Library (in the State Office Building on the 8th Floor).

This half day workshop led by Sarah Isto, Jim Simard and Nicole Stellon O’Donnell will begin at the Alaska State Historical Library with a brief tour and introduction to primary source collections. Participants will have a hands on opportunity to browse and begin to collect ideas for further writing based on these resources.

Following a mid-day break participants will regroup at 3pm at the Juneau Public Library (Downtown) to continue writing with workshop guidance by Nicole Stellon O’Donnell. Space is limited (5 spaces still available as of 12/6). Please register by calling 586-0442 or email jonasl_at_juneau_dot_org