Homer Features

  • Crack open the cover of any of the three books written by Alice Sebold, the keynote speaker of this year’s Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, and there’s no turning back. At least not without a backward glance and wondering what you missed. Without question, Sebold has mastered the power of get...

    Thu, 05/29/2014 - 10:07am
  • June 13-17 Land’s End Resort Register at: writersconference.homer.alaska.edu Festival of Literary Readings   8 p.m. June 14, Mariner Theatre: Alice Sebold reading.  7:30 p.m. June 15, Homer Elks Lodge: Debby Dahl Edwar...

    Thu, 05/29/2014 - 10:06am
  • Years ago the Betster visited West Palm Beach, Fla., for a wedding of a friend. A couple of friends from Los Angeles also visited. Bob and Steve had been through a long drought back in Tinsel Town. We were driving around before the wedding when a classic Florida afternoon thunderstorm swept in. We...

    Wed, 05/28/2014 - 4:41pm
  • The Market season has started. Last weekend was a flurry of activity, great warm weather (the smoke even cleared in the afternoon) and lots of produce, starts and crafts.   There were plenty of familiar and new things to take in. Everyone got to try out the new layout and see the familiar faces...

    Wed, 05/28/2014 - 1:54pm
  • From tiny slivers of material and even tinier stitches to bright swaths of color and photos reproduced on fabric, the 65 entries in the 30th annual Kachemak Bay Quilters Quilt Show provided a fascinating event for Mother’s Day. Taking “best of show” was Patrice Krant’s “Eagle Watching You,...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:37am
  • The Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference annual Festival of Readings, with readings by 15 poets, novelists and essayists, is June 14-16. Keynote speaker Alice Sebold reads at 8 p.m. June 14 at the Mariner Theatre. ...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:31am
  • Local author Linda Thompson’s third book, “Let Us Be Brave,” has been published. Thompson reads from her book from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Homer Council of the Arts. Light refreshments will be served. Autographed copies will be available for sale. The book is fiction based on fact about five Sp...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:30am
  • Three Homer artists have received Rasmuson Foundation grants. Artist Mavis Muller and filmmaker Michael Walsh have been named 2014 Rasmuson Fellows and received grants up to $18,000. Choreographer Breezy Berryman received a project grant worth up to $7,500. Muller, well known for her annual Burning ...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:28am
  • Pier One Theatre’s first show has been revised. Instead of offering Allison Warden’s “Let Glow,” it will offer the Anchorage artist’s “Calling All Polar Bears.” A one-woman show, “Calling All Polar Bears has been performed worldwide, including an October 2012 performance in Homer. Th...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:28am
  • A word of advice when you walk into the Pratt’s newest exhibit: don’t say hello to the ladies cleaning fish. Though these life casts look incredibly real, like they could take a breath and say hello back, they aren’t real and you’ll feel a bit foolish initiating a conversation. This life-siz...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:28am

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