Today, Friday, May 11, is the deadline for our third and final WYAK contest - "Hunted." It is also the deadline for online submissions for our print anthology of youth writing. There's still time to submit - just go to the WYAK website and send us your entry!
For those of you who attended Steve Almond's "Obsessive Writing" workshop last month - and for everyone who nurtures an obsession - check out Obsession, a new online literary magazine now accepting seriously written pieces of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry that express, implicitly or explicitly, your obsession. Click here to submit, or visit their website. Thanks for this tip from one of our workshop participants - the writing produced there was of high quality, and we would love to see examples of your work published.
Do you love plants and gardening? If so, we have an opportunity for you! 49 Writers and the Alaska Botanical Garden are collaborating to stage garden readings and perhaps offer a workshop or two at their annual Garden Fair on June 16 and 17. If you are interested in planning or assisting, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. ABG also has volunteer writing opportunities, including help with their widely distributed newsletter, so do contact them at email@example.com if you are interested.
Tomorrow, Saturday May 12, 10am, a Writers Critique group will meet at Title Wave Books, Northern Lights Mall, Anchorage. Open to any type of writing or genre; all levels welcome. For more information, call Mary at (907) 569 5075.
Also tomorrow, Saturday May 12, noon, the Alaska Center for the Book presents Reading Rendezvous.Sign up for the Anchorage Public Libraries Summer Reading Program. All activities free--music, craft activities, science exhibits, Fiddle Dee Dee, and Don Russell's magic show. Loussac Library, 3600 Denali St, Anchorage.
On Sunday May 13, 1-4pm, the Community Writers Guild will meet at the Bear Gallery, Pioneer Park, Fairbanks.
On Tuesday, May 15, 5.30pm, UAA faculty Tracey Burke will facilitate a conversation about "Hunger and the Working Poor." UAA/APU Books of the Year partners with Loussac Library to co-host the "Conversation Salon Series," a series of discussion around the theme of "The Working Poor." The sessions are moderated by UAA faculty and are not presentations, but opportunities for attendees to discuss issues relevant to themselves and the community. Ann Stevens Room, Loussac Library, 3600 Denali St, Anchorage. For more information, contact Christina Gheen at (907) 786 6374, firstname.lastname@example.org
Midnight Tuesday May 15 is the submissions deadline for F Magazine's Second Annual Statewide Writing Competition. More details on their website.
Midnight Tuesday May 15 is the deadline for nominations for the CLIA Award, for Contributions to Literacy in Alaska with Alaska Center for the Book. Nominees may be an individual or an organization that has made a significant contribution to the advancement of literacy, literary arts, or the preservation of the printed word in Alaska. Awards will be presented in November. Visit http://coolwebak.hypermart.net/id24.html for more information.
On Wednesday May 16, 7pm, Poetry Parley will feature the poetry of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and local poet Brian Hutton. Out North, 3800 DeBarr Rd, Anchorage.
A little late in reporting this, but Radical Arts for Women announced the winners of the Nicole Blizzard Short Story Contest. Congratulations to the winners and honorable mentions!
Grand Prize went to Leslie Kimiko Ward with "Totem."
Second place went to Heather Teel with "Kay Baby."
Third Place was a tie between Teresa Sundmark with "People Like Us" and Wendy Withrow with "Ms. Connection."
Honorable Mentions: Susan M. Stade with "Objects are Closer than they Appear," Martha Amore with "Fairbanks in January," Karen Rasmussen with "A World for Girls," Dorothy Spees with "Ianthe," Rosalie Loewen with "Sleeping Beauty," Sheila Sine with "The Difference," and Alix Layton with "The Rendezvous."