• CALL FOR FILMMAKERS: The Alaska Film Forum, Beartooth Theatrepub, and Alaska Filmmakers will present Open Projector Night 10, a showcase of work by local filmmakers throughout Alaska. Screenings will take place at 10:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at Bear Tooth Theatrepub. The format is the same as an open mic night: filmmakers submit a short film or clip of their work and programming slots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Members of the Alaska Film Forum will be taking DVD and Blu-Ray submissions at Bernie's Bungalow at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26. Films can be a maximum of 10 minutes in length. Featuring 90 minutes of new content with each screening, OPN films are produced by Alaskan storytellers.
• CALL FOR ARTISTS: Chugach Arts Council is gearing up for its second year of "Art of Conservation" projects. Artists of all ages, abilities and media are invited to submit art to be included in beautiful books that will be published next year in connection with National Pollinator Week, Endangered Species Day and World Oceans Day. There is no fee for members and a $25 fee for non-members. Deadline for submissions is March 15.
• WRITING CLASS: Anchorage essayist and author Bill Sherwonit will teach a 12-week nature and travel writing class beginning Jan. 22 in the Sierra Club office downtown. Participants in this workshop-style class will explore and refine their own writing styles, with an emphasis on the personal essay form. The class will also read and discuss works by some of America's finest nature and travel writers, past and present. The cost is $240. To sign up for this Wednesday night class (7-9:30 p.m.), or for more information, contact Sherwonit at 245-0283 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information about the teacher is available at www.billsherwonit.alaskawriters.com.