Back from a great retreat with David Vann and rolling into our Fall Literary Season here at 49 Writers. Registrations and memberships have been pouring in - we invite you to join us! Remember there's new class on the schedule - a three-hour microediting session with novelist Cindy Dyson. And believe it or not, we're already starting to plan our spring term. If you've got a request for a course you'd like to take, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If there's a course you'd like to teach, fill out our Course Proposal form by October 1.
Ten days till our 49 Writers online book club discussion of A Man of His Village by Tanyo Ravicz. All are invited to join in by commenting on our discussion thread Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 20 and 21. Also in the works: a big yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 2 (we're happy to take your high-quality donations from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1 at 415 L St.).
Final call for contributions to F Magazine's October edition: the deadline is today, Friday September 10th. The theme, open to interpretation, is 'Learning a Craft.' Send prose pieces (500-800 words) to Teeka Ballas and poetry (one page max) to Bruce Farnsworth. Their preference is for .doc format; they specifically request no .docx: in the body of the email is also acceptable.
Tomorrow, Saturday September 11th, 11am-1pm, Robert Wittman, founder of the FBI's Art Crime team, will be signing copies of his book Priceless at Barnes and Noble in Anchorage. And you could stay there afterward:
1-2pm that same day, the Pulpwood Queens Book Club presents a storytime, also at Barnes and Noble.
Don't forget that on Monday, September 13th at 7.30pm Terry Tempest Williams will be speaking as part of the UAA Bartlett Lecture series in the Wendy Williamson Auditorium - and you can hear her for free!
On Tuesday September 14th, 6-8pm, Mary Breu will be giving a reading and signing copies of her book Last Letters from Attu, at Gulliver's Books in Fairbanks.
On Wednesday September 15th 6-8pm, at Barnes and Noble in Anchorage, author Jack deYonge will be signing his new memoir, Boom Town Boy, Coming of Age on Alaska's Lost Frontier, which treats his childhood in WWII-era Fairbanks.
At 7-8.30pm that same Wednesday, Poetry Parley at Out North will celebrate the work of Marge Piercy, as well as showcasing original work by Enzina Marrari.
Kris Farmen will sign his novel The Devil's Share (McRoy and Blackburn), on September 16 at the UAA bookstore from 5-7 pm. Farmen was born in Alaska and grew up both in a house in Anchorage and in various wall tents and plywood shacks in the Bush. He has lived in Fairbanks, McCarthy, Ninilchik, and Homer, as well as overseas in Australia. His writing has appeared in The Surfer's Path, Mushing magazine, The Ester Republic, and the Anchorage Press. He still lives in Alaska, with no fixed address.
On Friday September 17th, at 7pm, Peggy Shumaker and John Morgan will be reading in the Midnight Sun Visiting Writers Series at UAF in the Wood Center ballroom. Incidentally, Peggy and John both have interviews in the current issue of Permafrost, Alaska's oldest continuously-running literary magazine. Peggy is also our featured author this month - check out her post yesterday, if you haven't already!
Our current Alaska Writer Laureate, Nancy Lord, is coming to the end of her term. There's still time for you to nominate her replacement! Go to http://www.eed.state.ak.us/aksca to register your vote.