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Thurs., Dec. 5, Sandy Harper: Behind the Scenes at Cyrano's Theatre Company
Harper is the Producing Artistic Director of the award-winning Cyrano’s Theatre Company. In this capacity, Harper is responsible for programming, marketing, fundraising, and project management for each production. Sandy and her husband, Jerry, founding members of Cyrano’s Theatre Company, spent their earlier years under the mentorship of Obie award-winner Rachel Rosenthal. Both were core members in Rosenthal’s innovative new theatre form, called “Instant Theatre” and “Instant Fairy Tales”, in Los Angeles. While in LA, Sandy earned her Master’s Degree in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena.
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Mark your calendars for these upcoming events, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Kinley's Restaurant & Bar, 3230 Seward Hwy., Anchorage, Alaska
Jan. 9, 2014: (new date)Michael Carey, Alaska Edition and Running host
Feb. 6: Polly Smith, executive director of the Alaska Literacy Program (ALP)
March 6: Dr. Lynne Curry, trainer, consultant, business advice columnist
April 3: Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Senator
May 1: Mark Trahant, UAA 2014 Atwood Chair
June 5: Fran Ulmer, author of children's book, "Living with Katy"
Sept. 11: David Jensen, pet-ography book "It's Important to Paws"
Oct. 2: Bill Sherwonit
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Alaska Professional Communicators was founded as Alaska Press Women in Fairbanks in 1961 just two years after Alaska became a state. Pioneer Alaskan journalist Kay Kennedy believed a professional network would benefit female writers and journalists who were geographically scattered and often isolated from other professional women in the "last frontier" state.
Thirty-five years later, the membership voted to change the organization's name to Alaska Professional Communicators to better reflect its diverse nature. Today's members include women and men who work as professional communicators, journalists, writers, editors, teachers, photographers, free-lancers, marketers and public relations specialists.
Together we promote high ideals in print, broadcast and electronic journalism, exchange journalistic ideas and experiences, offer continuing education opportunities to members, and serve the public's right-to-know.
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Four members of APC attended the 2013 NFPW Conference in Salt Lake City in August. View the Alaska attendees and photos of the conference and tours from NFPW's Flickr site.
Members Honored at November Meeting
Teeka Ballas, (r) Recipient of 2013 Kay Kennedy Gold Nugget Award presented by Sherrie Simmonds, President
Elise Patkotak (r) recipient of 2013 Betzi Woodman Spark Plug Award presented by Diane Walters, immediate past-president