Alaskans to share tales at live storytelling event

Marmian Grimes

The University of Alaska Fairbanks journalism department will host a live storytelling event, “Dark Winter Nights: True Stories from Alaska,” Saturday, Nov. 22, at 8 p.m. in the Pioneer Park civic center theater. Admission is free.

The event will feature seven people sharing their true stories about life in Alaska. Storytellers include Heather Taggard, Ray Wiltgren, Gary “CloudDancer” Bakewell, Bill Schnabel, Brent Sass, Alyssa Enriquez and Mike O’Brien.

Dark Winter Nights is a collaborative project between KUAC and the UAF journalism department. In addition to live events, the associated radio program airs every third Saturday on KUAC-FM at 7 p.m. The next radio broadcast is Saturday, Nov. 15. Podcasts are also available on iTunes or from

This is the second Dark Winter Nights live event. The first event, from April of 2014, will be broadcast on KUAC-TV at 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13.

ADDITIONAL CONTACTS: Rob Prince, 907-474-6249 or



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