Award-winning Alaska authors to give free reading

Christine Byl
Christine Byl
Kirsten Pickard

The Midnight Sun Visiting Writers Series will host a free public reading with two Alaska authors, Christine Byl and Carolyn Kremers, Friday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Wood Center Ballroom at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Byl is the author of “Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods.” Her prose has appeared in Glimmer Train, The Sun and Crazyhorse, among other journals. Byl has also received awards from Alaska State Council on the Arts, Rasmuson Foundation, Breadloaf and Fishtrap.

Carolyn Kremers is a teacher and musician who writes creative nonfiction and poetry. Her books include “Place of the Pretend People: Gifts from a Yup’ik Eskimo Village,” “The Alaska Reader: Voices from the North,” and “Upriver.”  

Carolyn Kremers
Carolyn Kremers
She has been artist-in-residence at Gates of the Arctic National Park and at Denali National Park, and is a founding member of In a Time of Change, a consortium of Alaska artists and scientists.

The reading is sponsored by the UAF English Department.

Additional information is available by calling the UAF English Department at 907-474-7193.

MEDIA CONTACT: Eric Parker, 907-474-7193 or