Story last updated at 4:28 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2002

Arts News
"Alice" dances on Spit

The Dance Theatre North production "Alice in America" continues this week at Pier One Theatre on the Homer Spit. The dance theater production uses movement to tell the story of Alice and her journey of self-discovery. The show runs tonight at 7:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $12 with discounts. Call 235-7333 for more information.

Writers to read

As part of the Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference, the public is invited to hear several well-known authors and conference participants read their work this week at Land's End Resort. On Monday, novelist Russell Banks, memoirist Judith Barrington, poet Jerah Chadwick, and essayist and poet Kim Stafford will read. Tuesday, an open mike for conference registrants will be held. On Wednesday, memoirist Derick Burleson, poet Gray Jacobik, fiction writer David Long and nature writer Kathleen Dean Moore will read. All readings are at 8 p.m., open to the public and are free. For more information about the conference, call 235-7743 or visit the conference's Web site at

Short films continue

The 2002 Academy Award-nominated shorts, 10 in total, will be shown at 11 a.m. today at the Homer Family Theatre. Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 for Homer Council on the Arts members and $6 for youth. Call 235-4288 for more information or visit Some material is not suitable for young children.