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Martha Amore

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Martha Amore presents In the Quiet Season and Other Stories with Local Artist Indra Arriaga

Alaska Authors and Themes

Martha Amore presents her new collection In the Quiet Season and Other Stories (University of Alaska Press). This book explores the human landscape of Alaska. While the stories take place in modern-day towns, the characters in this collection struggle with ageless issues: broken trust and heartbreak, hope and rebirth. Although the people in Amore’s stories know how to survive Alaska’s cold terrain, these characters stumble when trying to navigate through their own lives and dreams. Joining Martha Amore is local artist Indra Arriaga, who created the beautiful cover art for In the Quiet Season. She is a co-founder of Green Bee Studios and has co-founded the Day of the Dead art exhibit and celebration that is held annually in Anchorage. A selection of her paintings will be on display during the event. Martha Amore is author of Weathered Edge: Three Alaskan Novellas (V P & D House) and coeditor of Building Fires in the Snow: A Collection of Alaska LGBTQ Short Fiction and Poetry (University of Alaska Press). She received a master’s of fine arts in fiction from University of Alaska Anchorage and a BA in social science from University of Michigan. She teaches writing at University of Alaska Anchorage and is currently working on an interdisciplinary PhD in English and psychology through University of Alaska Fairbanks.

54mins

22 Mar 2018

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Martha Amore and Lucian Childs present A Community Tells Its Story: Building Fires in the Snow

Alaska Authors and Themes

Building Fires in the Snow: A Collection of Alaska LGBTQ Short Fiction and Poetry is a path breaking book featuring work from some of Alaska’s finest writers. Joining editors Martha Amore and Lucian Childs, are anthology contributors Mei Mei Evans (Oil and Water) and poets Susanna Mishler (Termination Dust), Shelby Mahogany Wilson (Black Feather Poets). After readings selection from the anthology,each explore the label LGBTQ and its meaning within the literary establishment.

1hr 30mins

22 Sep 2016

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Martha Amore presents Capturing Character: The Mechanics of Writing Complex Personalities

Alaska Authors and Themes

Whether you are writing fiction or non-fiction, crafting deep and moving characters is critical to a successful story. In this craft talk, Martha Amore will focus on creative ways to show character while advancing your storyline. Martha Amore is an award-winning author and teaches writing at Alaska Pacific University and the University of Alaska Anchorage. She achieved her Masters of Fine Arts in fiction from UAA, and currently resides in Anchorage with her husband and three daughters. Her first novella recently came out in the anthology Weathered Edge: Three Alaskan Novellas, and she is a 2015 Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Project Award winner. Currently, she is working on an anthology of Alaskan LGBTQ short fiction and poetry, as well as a book of her own short stories.

1hr 43mins

17 Jun 2015

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The Art of Writing and Publishing in Different Genres with Deb Vanasse, Steven Levi and Martha Amore

Alaska Authors and Themes

Alaskan authors Steven Levi, Deb Vanasse, and Martha Amore come together to discuss their writing styles and publishing choices. Topics include copyright, character analysis, readership, and the question, "What does success mean?".

1hr 30mins

13 Oct 2014

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Weathered Edge: Three Alaskan Novellas with Kris Farmen and Martha Amore

Alaska Authors and Themes

Alaskan contributors to "Weathered Edge" discuss their stories that have been described as "a powerful portrait of human nature, tied to the land in Alaska, and yet as timeless and broad reaching as the oceans themselves". Kris Farmen is author of "The Devil's Share" and the book "Turn Again". Martha Amore teaches writing at UAA.

1hr 27mins

24 Jul 2013